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Batang Pinoy 2019 National Championships formally begins in Palawan

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The opening of the Batang Pinoy 2019 National Championships in Palawan has been successfully held last August 25.

Student athletes and their coaches from different parts of the country gathered at the Palawan State University going to the Ramon V. Mitra Sports Complex for the opening ceremony.

Philippine Sports Commission Chairman William Ramirez spearheaded the ceremony.

“Tuloy-tuloy po ang yung plano natin na magkaroon ng some sort of a university scholarships sa mga coaches sa buong Pilipinas which will include the Department of Education,and Local Government Units,” Ramirez was quoted as saying.

Also present during the event were Department of Education Secretary Leonor M. Briones, Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, Governor Jose Chaves Alvarez , 3rd District Congressman Atty. Gil P. Acosta Jr, and Mayor Lucilo R. Bayron.

DepEd Secretary Briones said that these kinds of competition gives students an opportunity to show their skills.

“I would like to congratulate the provincial government of Palawan, the City Government of Puerto Princesa and most of all the Philippine Sports Commission headed by Chairman William Ramirez for organizing this very important activity,” Briones said.

“Tuwang-tuwa kami dahil hindi lamang mga mag-aaral ang sumasali rito kundi pati mga out-of -school youth na sponsored ng kani-kanilang local governments,” she added.

Meanwhile, Senator Go said that he supports the athletes who want to finish their studies as he pushed for the establishment of a Sports Academy.

“Yung mga atletang gusto pong mag-aral pupunta po kayo doon sa Clark magiging iskolar po kayo at para rin kayong nag-aral ng highschool, kaya lang may curriculum po. Kasama na rin po yung pagiging atleta nino, magiging scholar po kayo suportado po ito ng Department of Education kasama rin po ang Philippine Sports Commission,” Go said.