IT IS all system go for the opening ceremony of the Mindanao qualifying leg of 2019 Philippine National Youth Games -- Batang Pinoy on Feb.3 to be hosted by the Province of Davao Del Norte.
Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez said Tuesday that everything is in place and the situation is back to normal in Davao Del Norte after reports of floods caused by heavy rains.
“Wala naman na-cancel,” said Ramirez. “They are almost back to normal na including doon sa mga naging apektado ng baha. The opening of the Batang Pinoy Mindanao leg will be on February 3,” added Ramirez.
In an advisory by the City Government of Davao Del Norte posted in Facebook, classes for alllevels in Tagum City was suspended on January 29.
“The suspension of classes in Tagum City is still in effect. However, students of private schools and tertiary institutions are advised to check with their school authorities if they will be holding classes tomorrow. This decision is hinged on the following reasons: 1. The flood in low-lying areas in affected barangays has not yet subsided, and 2. Some schools are still being used as evacuation centers,” as posted in Facebook.
The Batang Pinoy - Mindanao Qualifying Leg will be held this coming February 2-9 with none other than Davao Del Norte Governor Antonio del Rosario and Provincial Government Department Chief and Youth and Sports Development head Giovanni Gulanes expressing excitement on hosting the multi-sports meet for 15-years old and below.
The Batang Pinoy Mindanao Leg is the first of three qualifying tournaments featuring the out-of-school and in-school students and athletes scheduled this year organized as part of the mass-based and grassroots sports development program of PSC.
The Visayas qualifying leg will be hosted by Iloilo City starting February 23 to March 2 while the third and last leg is the Luzon Qualifying on March 16 to 23 to be held in Ilagan, Isabela. .
Tagbilaran City in Bohol and Ormoc City in Leyte are still in a tug-of-war to become the host of national finals.