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DAVAO CITY – After a successful Visayas leg in Cebu City Tuesday, the Philippine Sports Commission caravan makes a stop in Davao City today at the Pinnacle Hotel and Suites for a directional meeting with local government unit executives of Mindanao on the revival of the Physical Fitness and Sports Development Council.
PSC chairman Butch Ramirez, along with PSC commissioner Charles Raymond A. Maxey and Philippine Sports Institute national training director Marc Edward Velasco, will spearhead the meeting that expects governors, mayors, sports stakeholders and representatives of LGUs.
The Visayas leg gathered some 100 attendees in the event that aims to relaunch the PFSDC that was created by virtue of Executive Order No. 63 of former President Fidel V. Ramos on March 1, 1993 in a bid to help ensure the implementation of the PSC’s “Sports for All” program. The EO provides that the PSC shall “encourage, promote and sustain the creation and establishment of regional, provincial, city, municipal and barangay or school district sports promotion and development councils, composed of officials from the Department of Education, Department of the Interior and Local Government, local government officials and representatives of the private sector, which shall initiate, conduct and coordinate sports activities in their respective jurisdictions”.
However, the PFSDC was sidelined over the years.
Ramirez and the PSC Board of Commissioners, however, are optimistic that fitness and sports development councils in provinces, cities, municipalities and barangays will function better this time alongside the PSI that was relaunched in December last year.