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MisOcc welcomes anew laro’t saya sa parke

OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental, May 4 (PIA) – Park-based program “Laro’t Saya sa Parke (LSP) was relaunched in the province of Misamis Occcidental at the Capitol Plaza, Oroquieta City.

With at least 500 attendees—all ages and different walks of life participated in the Laro’t Saya sa Parke, a family strengthening program which promotes an active and healthy lifestyle.

Laro't Saya sa Parke Program is a park-based and family-oriented sports-for-all program designed to draw the Filipino family into playing and learning sports together. 

Provincial Tourism Council Chairman Gerard Ramiro said, “Misamis Occidental is very much privileged ug usa kita sa pipila lamang sa mga LGU’s sa tibuok Pilipinas nga gihatagan ug higayon sa Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) nga magdumala ani nga programa.”

(Misamis Occidental is much privileged and we are one of those local government units (LGUs) in the Philippines that is given the opportunity by the Philippine Sports Commission to manage this program) 

Ramiro said sports play an important role in encouraging the youth to live a healthy lifestyle and keep away from illegal drugs. “Pina-agi niini ma appreciate sa mga kabataan ang importance sa sports ug ma develop ang ilang values ug mahalikay sila sa mga dautang bisyo.” 

(This will enable the youth to appreciate the importance of sports and develop their values and keep them away from bad habits) 

He expressed his support to the program as the Provincial Tourism Council’s way of promoting sports tourism. 

"It is overwhelming to see the excited faces of families that really look forward to weekends for this activity," Ramiro said.

He, meanwhile, lauded PSC for partnering with the provincial government in promoting fun, fitness and healthy lifestyle for the residents, young and old, in the province.

PSC representative Cristina Abellana said sports touch barriers. It does not discriminate from the poor and intensive outpatient (IOP), from a boy or a girl, or a differently abled because sports unites everybody. 

She also said engaging to sports, PSC has the Laro’t saya sa parke program implemented in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao which caters to the health and wellness of our people.

The PSC is promoting large-scale participation to help the government in promoting an active lifestyle among Filipino families. 

“The government budget for sports is not just meant for elite athletes. Ordinary citizen is now given more platforms and avenues to play and enjoy sports,” Abellana said. 

The program is open to everyone regardless of age who is willing to learn arnis, chess, street soccer, karatedo, taekwondo, badminton, boxing, muay thai, table tennis, zumba, volleyball, bocce and sepak takraw for free every Saturday afternoon throughout the year.

The Laro’s sa saya sa parke has been going on for already seven years.

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