TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte: The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has rated Davao del Norte a perfect “10” after the province successfully hosted the Batang Pinoy 2016 National Championships.
“We are so happy in the Philippine Sports Commission that if we rate our host Davao del Norte, I would say that [from the scale of]1-10, we can rate them 10. Davao del Norte is something we could be proud of,” said Commissioner Celia Kiram.
This new accolade prompted Davao del Norte Governor Anthony del Rosario to commit to hosting big sporting events organized by the PSC.
Del Rosario also thanked delegates, organizers and volunteers for the successful holding of the Batang Pinoy 2016. Cebu City captured Batang Pinoy with 42 golds, 30 silvers, and 30 bronzes.
Kiram welcomed Del Rosario’s commitment to host PSC events, saying, “We are looking forward to many more sporting events to be held here in Davao del Norte.” She thanked the province for accepting the hosting of Batang Pinoy even in short notice.
It has been the desire of the Davao del Norte government to make the province sports-tourism hub of Mindanao.
Del Rosario also took the opportunity to drum up the Philippine Olympic Committee-Philippine Sports Commission National Games (PNG) which will be hosted by the province early next year.
“I hope to see you once again next year,” del Rosario said, as he further bared that his administration is also keen on hosting the National Triathlon Competition in 2017, the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asia Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) Friendship Games in 2018, as well as, the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in 2019.
Davao del Norte has been hosting big sporting events after it opened its world-class-sports complex in 2014.