PSC representatives, Cebu officials meet for PNG 2018

ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 03, 2018 01:33 PM
PSC representatives, Cebu officials meet for PNG 2018
Sporting events will take place in 12 playing venues around Cebu City, Cebu Province, Naga City, Municipality of Tabuelan, Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City and Mandaue City.

Representatives from the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and officials from the Cebu Provincial and City committees met Tuesday to further discuss preparations for the smoothening of the Philippine National Games (PNG), which will be held in the province next month. 

The Games, which is widely considered as the Olympic Games of the country, is slated from May 19 to 25 and will feature various athletes aged 16 years old and above.

During the coordination meeting, PSC Visayas Executive Director Bobbie Kintanar welcomed everyone for the event and assured that everything will be successful through collective cooperation.

"We are positive that the staging of the PNG will be successful," Kintanar said.

PSC secretariat chief Annie Ruiz also bared that there will be 21 events in the tournament, including the national sport, Arnis.

Sporting events will take place in 12 playing venues around Cebu City, Cebu Province, Naga City, Municipality of Tabuelan, Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City and Mandaue City.

There will also be 19 billeting areas to house the athletes for the tourney.

Ruiz added that the Commission will be providing weekly updates on their website heading to the event.

PSC Visayas Regional Coordinator Nonnie Lopez meanwhile mentioned that three delegates, representing the three major island groups in the country, namely Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, will be taken from their respective local government units.

The Queen City of the South last hosted the PNG in December 1997.

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