Milo sports clinics now part of DepEd distance learning

August 02, 2020
Lester P. Castillo
Lester P. Castillo

MILO Philippines is reaching out to the Department of Education to help more kids get into sports even with the resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic.

Nestle Philippines-Milo Assistant Vice President Lester Castillo said Milo is now  close to finalizing an agreement with the DepEd to include the Milo sports program to its primary learning portal.

“Right now, we are in discussions with the DepEd thru their External Partnership Office. They (education officials) are now considering to include our Milo sports clinics online videos to the DepEd Commons" said Castillo in last Thursday's "Usapang Sports on Air" presented by the Tabloids Organization in Philippine Sports (TOPS).

“These Milo Sports clinics online videos are already available for free on YouTube and  DepEd is now considering to have these contents available on their portal,” added Castillo, who was joined in the weekly session by Southeast Asian Games taekwondo champion Pauline Lopez and Philippine Taekwondo Association (PTA) coach Igor Mella.

“If you're familiar with it, the DepEd Commons is developed to support distance learning. It is the one that students use to access their learning program and curriculum. Malapit na maayos ang usapan and we will announce the complete details soon," explained Castillo during the forum sponsored by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR).

Castillo, Lopez and Mella guested in the TOPS session to promote the Milo Home Court Campaign, an online sports initiative aimed at encouraging the kids to get into sports despite the pandemic.

The top Milo executive said the latest initiative to help promote sports is being done  with the help of partner organizations, like the PTA (taekwondo), Milo BEST (basketball) and Milo Checkmate (chess).

Milo’s latest initiative provides a wealth of sports content, with interactive and physical activities so that moms and dads can help their children to stay safe, stay active and stay healthy," said Castillo.

He said sports is the perfect outlet to promote not just a healthy lifestyle, but also instill valuable life lessons so that their kids grow into well-rounded individuals.

“The MILO Home Court can be a useful resource for parents to transform their homes into a training ground so that kids can discover their love for sports and pursue their aspirations,”added Castilo.

He also said Milo Home Court campaign is in support of World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Recommendation on Physical Activity for Health, wherein kids aged five and above should engage in physical activity.