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First-ever Albay Sports Summit moved to July

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The first-ever Albay Sports Summit 2018 initially slated this April has been moved to the first week of July.

Several stakeholders met yesterday for a coordinating meeting regarding the summit at the at Albay Astrodome.

Provincial Sports Coordinator, Leonardo M. Flores, headed the coordination meeting together with the Philippine Sports Commission and Bicol University.

“Dapat ipakita nalang natin sa mga stakeholders na kaya na natin ito and we can start by holding a sports summit,” Flores was quoted as saying.

According to Flores, the summit serves as a “ground to establish the Training Sports Center” in the province.

“The original date for the summit was April 10-14, but since it coincides with the opening of Palarong Pambansa, it was moved to the first week of July. Another concern is the numerous commencement ceremonies being held in April. The possibility is that the facilities might not be available,” the province said.

However, Flores said that the province and the stakeholders have three months to prepare for the summit.

The sports to be played are volleyball, basketball, baseball, athletics, football, and boxing.

The basketball will take place at Bicol University College of Industrial Technology. The volleyball and boxing will happen at the Albay Astrodome, and the athletics, baseball, and football will be played in Bicol University grounds.

Vicente Daep of Men’s to Offer Recreational Sports Association, Inc. (MORSA), Dr. Celerino Palacio, University Sports Development Coordinator of Bicol University, Board Member Philip Lee, also Chairman Committee of Sports, Domingo Seth Botalon of DepEd Tiwi, Danilo Murillo of DepEd Albay, and Sports coordinators from different schools attended the said meeting.