MANILA, Aug. 9 — Preserving Philippine culture through sports, the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has thrown its support to the world’s famous Kadayawan Festival set in Davao City, starting August 12.
The government support is in line with the President’s directive to give access to the peripheries – communities across the country.
PSC chair William “Butch” Ramirez and Commissioner Charles Maxey will lead government sports leaders who will grace the occasion next week.
Commissioner Maxey on Tuesday said the sports agency has allotted PHP 900,000 for co-organizing two sports events – girls’ volleyball and tribal games.
Participants of the volleyball competition will be coming from the various public schools , representing the three districts of Davao.
Tribal games will also highlight the festival which will be participated in by the indigenous people of Davao-Lumads.
Four years ago, Ramirez, who was then the city’s sports development officer, and Commissioner Maxey, himself a sportswriter, organized the tribal games.
This support of the PSC is to sustain its grassroots sports development. Early this year, the sports body has organized childrens/ Indigenous games in Mindanao especially in the beleaguered Marawi City and in Ifugao (Cordilleras), site of the world’s scenic Rice Terraces (Banaue). (Primo P. Agatep/PNA)