PSC sets pace for national coordinators
ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 26, 2018 04:40 PM
William 'Butch' Ramirez also ordered all sports coordinators to and be present in all of PSC’s major events like the Batang Pinoy and PNG in order to "achieve full coordination."
Philippine Sports Commission chairman William 'Butch' Ramirez met with around 30 coordinators from the different sporting organizations around the country as part of the inaugural Philippine Sports Institute National Coordinators’ Meeting at the PhilSports Complex Monday afternoon.
Ramirez sat down with the officials and reminded them of the necessary things to work on with regards to the agency’s major activities, which includes the Batang Pinoy, Philippine National Games, and the Children’s Games.
Ramirez also ordered all sports coordinators to and be present in all of PSC’s major events like the Batang Pinoy and PNG in order to "achieve full coordination."
The sports coordinators also assessed the programs for the past five quarters, and lauded the success of one of the PSC’s major drive in grassroots development, the Children’s Games. They also expressed their wish their desire to have a local edition of the Children's Games.
Leo Pollentes, sports coordinator of Misamis Occidental and Cagayan de Oro affirmed this and said that he was "fortunate enough" to join the one in Siargao. "There I saw for myself, the genuine smile of the children. The smile of true happiness," Pollentes added.
“Through the Children's Games, we put a heart-print on every heartbeat. I really hope that we continue with the Children's Games. It is a humble project, but the impact is there,” stated Luzon sports coordinator Haydee Ong.
The national coordinators’ meeting is held every quarter to keep the plans and activities of the Philippine Sports Institute on grassroots sports streamlined. It is also a chance to revalidate plans and make necessary corrections.
Elma Muros-Posadas, one of PSC's sports coordinators, also happily shared with the group that one of the talents being helped by the PSC, Samantha Gem Limos, a 15-year old Cebuana sprinter, is set to represent the country in the Southeast Asian Youth Athletics in Thammasat University Sports complex sa Bangkok, Thailand.