Zambo Sur to host 2015 Philippine National Games

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PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur, Aug. 19 (PNA) -– The provincial government is hosting this year’s Philippine National Games (PNG), which is scheduled to be held from September 10 to 14.

Provincial Information Officer Marivic Jongco told the Philippines News Agency that the holding of the PNG forms part of the activities of this province’ 63rd anniversary celebration.

Jongco said that Gov. Antonio Cerilles is optimistic to successfully host the PNG as all the sports facilities and venues are in place.

Jongco said that 5,000 to 6,000 athletes and sports officials are expected to participate in the five-day PNG in this city.

She said all of the local government officials of this province’ 26 towns and one city have been directed to fully support and actively participate in the hosting of the PNG.

The holding of this year’s sports event here is the first time to be held in this province since the creation PNG.

The PNG was created by virtue of Executive Order No. 163 dated March 3, 1994 issued by then President Fidel Ramos.

The PNG is a multi-sport tournament created to serve as the ultimate challenge for athletes in the Philippines to bring out the best of the national and emerging teams as well as to be the main source of possible composition of national pool athletes that will compete in international tournaments such as the Southeast Asian Games, Asian Games and the Olympics.