Singson Province of Ilocos Sur Governor Jeremias “Jerry” Singson and Philippine Sports Commission chairman Jose Emmanuel “Noli” Eala are shown in photo during the signing of the Batang Pinoy hosting Memorandum of Agreemen at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, Manila. Also in photo are Ilocos Sur Executive Assistant Atty. Jannah Singson and PSC Executive Director Atty. Guillermo B. Iroy Jr.

PSC, Ilocos Sur sign MOA on Batang Pinoy 2022

October 28, 2022 People's Tonight 300 views

PHILIPPINE Sports Commission (PSC) chairman Jose Emmanuel “Noli” Eala and Province of Ilocos Sur Governor Jeremias “Jerry” Singson formally signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the staging of the Batang Pinoy at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, Manila.

The multi-sports event will be held in Ilocos Sur from Dec. 17-22.

“I am very very honored to have Gov. Jerry Singson here with us today. The 2022 Batang Pinoy National Championship is actually going to be the first major PSC-organized competition under my watch and that is why I am very honored to do it in the Province of Ilocos Sur from where the Ealas come from” said chairman Eala in his opening message.

“It is our honor and pride to host the Batang Pinoy 2022 and the Province of Ilocos Sur is very excited when I announced that finally we will host the Batang Pinoy. Nagpapasalamat po ako kay Chairman Eala that you accepted and chose us to host the Batang Pinoy 2022. Malaking bagay po ito sa amin because through sports, makikilala na naman po ang Ilocos Sur and hopefully mabubuhay ulit ang aming economy through sports” Gov. Singson stated.

Also present during the ceremonial signing were PSC Executive Director Atty. Guillermo Iroy Jr., Province of Ilocos Sur Executive Assistant Atty. Jannah Singson, Provincial Administrator Marlon Tagorda, Special Assistant to the Governor in Sports Jester Singson and PSC Regional Coordinator Edwin Llanes.

“I am truly proud that the Batang Pinoy National Championship will finally be back and for the Province of Ilocos Sur to host this competition is a big step towards pushing our grassroots program and jumpstarting our grassroots program in the Philippine Sports Commission,” added Eala.

This will be the first time the Batang Pinoy National Youth Games will be back in action after the COVID-19 pandemic. It will cater to student-athletes and out-of-school youth aged 10-15 years old from 81 provinces and 144 cities nationwide.

There are 17 sports to be played in total.

Around 7,000 participants representing athletes, coaches and officials are expected to take part in the Batang Pinoy Championships.

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