PSC webinar up on traditional sports, games

THE Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) is organizing the Indigenous Peoples (IP) Forum “Webinar on Preservation of Culture and Heritage through Indigenous Sports and Games” on October 31.

The webinar will start at 1 p.m. via Zoom and will be broadcast live simultaneously through the PSC’s social-media pages.

Charles Raymond Maxey, the PSC’s commissioner on oversight for the Indigenous Peoples Games, said that the webinar serves as an extension of the agency’s IP Games program.

“Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all implementation of sports programs of the Commission was stopped. Now, we came up with an idea of staging this webinar to coincide with the observance of the Indigenous Peoples Month this October,” Maxey said.

Maxey said the webinar will focus on the preservation of traditional sports and games of the IP.

Prof. Henry Daut of the Philippine Sports Institute, Ms. Maria Lourie Victor of Department of Education’s Indigenous Peoples Education Office and Prof. Madonna Castro-Gonzales of the National Council for Physical Educators of the Philippines will be the resource speakers.

Daut is dean of Sports Education of the Philippine Sports Institute, while Victor serves as a Senior Technical Assistant of the IPsEO. Castro-Gonzales is the Coordinator of the Sports and Culture Office and Physical Education Office, Philippine Normal University–North Luzon.

“We are expecting more than 60 participants for this webinar, comprised of educators, sports officials, and other stakeholders,” Maxey added.

Interested participants may register through Only the first 1,000 registrants will be accepted while the rest can join through Facebook live. The webinar is being organized in partnership with Pocari Sweat Philippines.

Date: October 25, 2020 | Newspaper: Business Mirror | Source: