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To formally start another year of upcoming activities, Philippine Sports Commission Chairman William Ramirez huddled with around 30 sports coordinators across the country for the first Philippine Sports Institute National Coordinators’ Meeting at the PhilSports Complex, yesterday.
 
The agency chief sat down with the sportsmen and reminded them of the necessary things to work on with regards to the agency’s major activities like the Batang Pinoy, Philippine National Games, and the Children’s Games.
 
Ramirez ordered all sports coordinators, “to and be present in all of PSC’s major events like the Batang Pinoy and PNG in order for us to achieve full coordination.”
The sports coordinators also assessed the programs done last year and the first quarter of 2018. They lauded the success of one of the PSC’s major drive in grassroots development, the Children’s Games, and expressed their wish to hav e an edition held in their respective areas.
 
Leo Pollentes, sports coordinator of Misamis Occidental and Cagayan de Oro affirmed this and said that, “we haven't had a Children's Games in our area, but I was fortunate enough to join the one in Siargao. And there I saw for myself, the genuine smile of the children. The smile of true happiness.”
“Through the Children's Games, we put a heart-print on every heartbeat. I really hope that we continue with the Children's Games. It is a humble project, but the impact is there,” stated Luzon sports coordinator Haydee Ong.
 
The national coordinators’ meeting is held every quarter to keep the plans and activities of the Philippine Sports Institute on grassroots sports coordinated. It is also a chance to revalidate plans and make necessary corrections where these are needed.
 
Elma Muros-Posadas, one of PSC's sports coordinators, happily shared with the group that one of the talents being helped by the PSC, Samantha Gem Limos, a 15-year old Cebuana sprinter is set to represent the country in the Southeast Asian Youth Athletics in Thammasat University Sports complex sa Bangkok, Thailand.