DESPITE the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic that put the conduct of sports activities on hold, the province of Negros Occidental under Governor Eugenio Jose "Bong" Lacson is looking for ways to deliver its sports program and services to the people on any platform available.
Following the successful staging of the six-day Abanse Negrense Free Online Sports Mentoring Program in July 2021, the province alongside Sports Communicators Organization of the Philippines (Scoop)-Bacolod and Sports Turismo Alliance will again host its Batch 2 webinar featuring table tennis, athletics, softball and beach volleyball.
This four-day event, scheduled starting Monday, September 6, aims to help coaches, student-athletes, sports leaders and sports enthusiasts keep themselves mentally, physically and psychologically sound amid this pandemic.
Provincial Sports Coordinator Anthony Carlo Agustin reiterated that “we have lots of learning from this program but, we have the responsibility to share what we learned with others.”
Agustin appealed to the public to continue their passion for sports.
"Let's become the beacon of hope to the younger generations," he said.
“Things will get better soon. Let's move forward together as one sports community,” Agustin added.
A total of 245 participants from Negros Occidental and some parts of the country have registered for the activity.
The webinar featuring table tennis is scheduled on September 6 with Marell Lagunday-Alvarez and Reverend Hosea Alvarez as speakers; athletics on September 7 with Dr. Manuel de Oro; softball on September 8 with Ma. Luzviminda Jalandoni and Antonio Oquindo Jr.; and beach volleyball on September 9 with Carmela Arcolas-Gamboa.