SP to Village Head: Implement Palarong Pambarangay
The Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) of Bacolod City approved the resolution of Councilor Caesar Distrito during the midweek regular session, urging the barangay heads through Mayor Evelio Leonardia to implement the Palarong Pambarangay and Palarong PamBacolod as provided for in City Ordinance No. 568 Series of 2011, known as the Bacolod Sports and Development Ordinance of 2011.
One of the objectives of the Comprehensive Sports Development Ordinance is to attain the total development of man through programs and services which are designed to contribute to character building, values education, habit formation, leadership training and conviction development through sports activities thus, the City Government in cooperation with the barangays should put great emphasis in formulating sports programs that will ultimately improve not only the lives of these young and talented athletes, but also develop their personality.
Distrito cited the provision of Section 10 of City Ordinance No. 568, that there shall be a Palarong Pambarangay (Barangay Games) to be held in every Barangay, while Section 11 provides that there shall be a Palarong Bacolod (Bacolod Games) that will be a competition of all winners in the Palarong Pambarangay preferably during the month of May.
There are so many sports enthusiasts and aspiring athletes in the City with very promising talents that are yet to be discovered and the implementation of these sports projects will serve as a venue for them to be known and get them closer to rewarding opportunities.
“Sports activities in the barangays will be among our useful means to keep the youth away from illegal drugs and vices,” Distrito said.* (EBColmo)