Laro't Saya sa Parke, a park-based program of the Philippine Sports Commission, resumed in Tagum City and Davao City this weekend, April 13 and 14.
With at least 500 attendees weekly from all ages and different walks of life, the LSP is truly a grassroots sports program that touches the masses.
Zumba, Arnis, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Chess, Football, Frisbee, Futsal, Gymnastics, Karatedo, Lawn Tennis, Muay Thai, Sepak Takraw, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Volleyball, and other sports, are taught weekly for free.
Early this April, the LSP was relaunched in Visayas in the cities of San Carlos, Dumaguete and Sipalay simultaneous with its reactivation in Quezon City, San Juan and Luneta.
An initiative under the Sports for All Program of PSC, the Laro’t Saya sa Parke also known as Play and Learn Sports for free, targets the Filipino family that visits the park every weekend.
"It is overwhelming to see the excited faces of families that really look forward to weekends for this activity," said Alona Quintos in a phone interview with the PSC Hour radio show.
It is set to relaunch in Oroqueta City, Misamis Occidental on the first weekend of May.