PSC nods Deped’s Palarong Bicol 2017 for grassroots sports development

February 19, 2017

Legazpi City, February 19, 2017 – Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Commissioner Charles Raymond Maxey, gracing the Palarong Bicol 2017 on its opening and closing rites, acknowledged its significance in grassroots sports development.
In a press briefing, Maxey said that he was glad PSC was given a seat in Palarong Bicol Board (PBB), giving him an opportunity not only to extend technical assistance but also check on sports development from the bases or grassroots.
He added that the real source of sports development is the regional Palaro itself, where most of the competing national athletes are fruits of the local efforts that serve as the foundation of a sportsman’s athleticism as early as their primary and secondary school years.
Maxey also expressed that they are looking into placing Regional Training Centers all over the country so they could hit the ground running for grassroots sports development program.
Meanwhile, DepEd Regional Director Ramon Fiel G. Abcede expressed appreciation for the PSC Commissioner’s support, as DepEd Regional Office V continues to adhere to one of its mandates of making the Palarong Bicol a venue for talent identification, selection and recruitment of athletes with potentials for national or even international sports events.
“We are also glad that this year, the Palarong Bicol Board was finally created, contextualizing the provisions set forth in the Palarong Pambansa Act for the management and administration of the Palarong Bicol.” RD Abcede added.
The Palarong Bicol Board is composed of the Regional Director of DepED RO V as ex-officio Chair, the Assistant Regional Director as Co-chair, the Regional School Sports Officer, with the 13 Schools Division Superintendents, one from PSC, and one from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG.)