TOP local government officials from Bicol have been encouraged to put up a genuine grassroots sports program in Bicol.
They got their encouragement from Philippine Sports Commission board member Celia Kiram, who talked to mayors and provincial sports officials last Monday in Naga City.
“We need to provide continuity for our programs. It’s about time we prioritize sports starting from the LGUs. If we want to improve our performance and output in the international sports arena,” said Kiram.
Such a program aligned with the national effort of the agency, according to Kiram, will help discover more talents in various sports from the countryside.
The Bicol leg of the PSC’s visit to the provinces is part of the nationwide Sports Caravan organized by the agency.
Kiram believes that the program could gain continuity once the sports officials involved have been hired on a long-term basis.
The Caravan aims to revive Executive Orders 63 and 64, which were crafted during the time of President Fidel Ramos.
EOs 63 and 64 is about the formation of the National Physical Fitness and Sports Development Council.
The NPFSDC encourages all LGUs to create their own sports programs.
Aligned with the national program, talented young athletes who can make the national team can surely be discovered.