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3,000 athletes attend Batang Pinoy 2019

Tagum City – Close to 3,000 athletes ages 15 years-old and below coming from as far as Cotabato, Tawi-Tawi, Zamboanga and Davao will see action in this year’s edition of the Batang Pinoy 2019 Games Mindanao Qualifying leg at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex, here.

Upper photo shows (from left) Davao del Norte Gov. Anthony Del Rosario, DILG Regional Director Alex Roldan, PSC Chairman William Ramirez, PSC Commissioners Celia Kiram, Arnold Agustin, Ramon Fernandez and Charles Raymond Maxey wave to the delegates during the opening of Batang Pinoy Mindanao Leg at Davao del Norte Tourism and Sports Complex held Sunday. Lower photo shows athletes athletes from various local government units coming from the six regions in Mindanao during the opening of Batang Pinoy Mindanao Leg held Sunday. BING GONZALES

All will vie in the 20 events which tallies a total of 729 gold, 729 silver and 1,063 bronze medals which started yesterday as of presstime.

Events to be contested are archery, arnis, athletics, badminton, baseball, basketball girls and boys, boxing, chess, dancesport, karatedo, pencak silat, sepak takraw, softball, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, volleyball boys and girls, beach volleyball and futsal.

Parade of athletes from various local government units coming from the six regions in Mindanao during the opening of Batang Pinoy Mindanao Leg held Sunday. BING GONZALES

Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez welcomed the participating delegates in grand rites as joined by Davao del Norte Governor Anthony del Rosario,  Davao del Norte chief on youth and sports development Giovanni Gulanes and PSC Commissioners Charles Raymond Maxey and Ramon Fernandez.

“If children can play together without the biases of who they are, then achieving peace is very possible. Peacemaking is vital to our country. This is not about championship or gold medals; this is about our children and how they can embrace unity, peace and tolerance without any bias.” said Ramirez in his inspirational talk.

Except for athletics and swimming, other events got underway yesterday.

 

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