The very first PNoy Sports event of the Yellow Ribbon Movement (YRM) was held in Quezon City in 2014. After running its second and third tournaments at Manila and Tarlac, respectively, the campaign to relive the spirit of ethnic sports in the country was back in QC for its fourth leg.
Two hundred children ages eight to 13 years old played traditional Filipino games with their parents and guardians at the QC Memorial Circle recently.
The children played fun run, hilahang lubid, patintero, luksong tinik, sipa and luksong baka, among others.
“Maraming bata na hindi na alam ang larong luksong baka at sipa, we teach them so they will know how to play the games. Ethnic sports are our tradition. We are proud that they hosted here at QC,” said Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte.
The advocacy of the YRM was aimed at the value of traditional games among the Filipino youth of today. The campaign uses Pinoy games to foster bonding, competition, sportsmanship and camaraderie among participants.
“We need to live a balance life. And we should start early, with children. The right diet and the right exercise for our youth. YRM will start a revolution to relive larong Pinoy in our youth,” said YRM President Margie Juico.