Tolentino lauds, urges public support for ROTC Games

May 30, 2024 People's Tonight 156 views

SENATOR Francis Tolentino proudly announces that the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Games is of international caliber, calling on the public to support the competition.

According to Tolentino, the ROTC Games feature coordinators, referees, and umpires of international quality. Notably, among the coordinators is the mother of Filipino Olympian EJ Obiena.

Sen. Tolentino highlighted the achievements of participants, such as the winner of the long jump competition, who is also the second runner-up in the Miss ROTC pageant from Siquijor University, demonstrating that the participants are not only athletically talented but also possess beauty and brains. Furthermore, a boxer has qualified for the Philippine national team and will compete in the Southeast Asian Games.

Tolentino appealed for public support for the ROTC Games, emphasizing the abundance of talented Filipino athletes who simply lack sufficient backing.

“The ROTC Games is the only national game involving college students from both private and public universities. Unlike the Palarong Pambansa, which is limited to elementary school students, our athletes can compete in international competitions. While private schools have national games, they are limited to Metro Manila. This competition brings together private and state college universities nationwide, involving all ROTC cadets,” Tolentino explained.

Tolentino also expressed his gratitude to all local government units that hosted the various venues of the competition.

The Visayas leg of the ROTC Games 2024 is currently taking place in Bacolod City, with approximately 3,000 athletes participating. The opening ceremony was held at Panaad Stadium on May 26, led by Tolentino, who serves as the Honorary Chairman.

The Mindanao leg is scheduled for June 23-29 in Zamboanga City, while the Luzon leg will be held in Indang, Cavite, from July 28 to August 3. The national championships are set for August 18-24 in Indang, Cavite.