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Bacolod City, Philippines Friday, September 14, 2018
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90 Bacolod athletes arrive
in Baguio for Batang Pinoy


Ninety athletes from Bacolod City who will see action in the 2018 Batang Pinoy National Championships arrived in Baguio City yesterday morning ahead of Typhoon Ompong, Benjie Torre, Executive Assistant to the Mayor, said last night.

Geraldine Montemayor, secretariat head of the Office of Youth and Sports Development, said Team Bacolod flew to Manila early yesterdaymorning.

The City of Baguio announced on Wednesday that the opening of the games has been reset from Sunday to Monday due to the typhoon.

The opening program originally scheduled tomorrow has been cancelled.

Team Bacolod include players who are medalists in the Visayas Qualifying Leg held in Dumaguete City. Bacolod ranked fourth among the 54 participating local government units in the Visayas.

The athletes will be joined by 14 coaches and five sports officials.

The Bacolod city government has allocated a PHP1-million budget for its participation in the week-long sports event, Montemayor said.

The athletes will compete in 10 disciplines, including arnis, athletics, chess, karatedo, sepak takraw, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, volleyball and gymnastics.

Batang Pinoy is an LGU-based national sports event for athletes under 15 years old and is organized by the PSC to tap potential young athletes, both school-based and out-of-school youth, for national and international competitions.

It was reported Wednesday that Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte has cancelled the trip of the 301 Davao City delegates to Baguio City to compete in the 2018 Batang Pinoy due to "Ompong".*PNA


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