PSC Commissioner Ramon Fernandez and Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña officially sealed the Cebu's hosting of the 2018 Philippine National Games today in the MOA signing held at the Cebu City Hall.
Fernandez, who oversees the Visayas region, shared his excitement in the upcoming staging of the games and thanked the PSC for this major opportunity to lead the staging of one of the most-awaited sporting events in the country.
“Everything is set. We consider the PNG as the country's Olympics, that is why we are excited that we get to do it here in Cebu,” said the Commissioner.
Mayor Osmeña, echoed this and said that “it has been 21 years since Cebu hosted the PNG in 1997, so this is a big moment not just for Cebu City but also Cebu Province.”
The PNG will be co-hosted by the Province of Cebu and Cebu City.
The competition which is slated May 19 to 25, is set to feature 21 sporting events including Athletics, Boxing, Chess, Dancesport, Swimming and other team sports.
It will also showcase 12 playing venues around Naga City, Tabuelan, Danao City, Mandaue City and Lapu-Lapu City.
An initial coordination meeting was done between Cebu sports coordinators and committee representatives from the PSC last April 3, 2018.