Marikina City Mayor Del De Guzman ensures a memorable and enjoyable sporting event as the city prepares to host the 6th ASEAN Schools Games come November 29 to December 7 this year.
An estimated 1,500 athletes representing secondary schools of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam will be competing in various sport disciplines such as athletics, sepak takraw, golf, badminton, swimming, basketball, gymnastics and rhythmic gymnastics, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, and wushu in this annual prestigious sporting event.
“Preparations are underway. Meetings are regularly conducted by the technical working group to ensure guidelines and calendar of activities in terms of preparation are met,” said Arch. Wilfredo Reyes, secretary-general of the organizing committee.
Physical development and repairs on facilities to be utilized during the event are also underway.
“Our sports facilities are compliant to the international standards. However, enhancements on these amenities are also underway such as additional two lanes on the track course and refurbishment of the entire facility,” said Dr. Angelito Llabres, vice chairman of the technical management and games administration and member of the organizing committee.
The tentative locations of the events are as follows: athletics, swimming, table tennis, and volleyball will be held at the Marikina Sports Center; badminton at the Marikina Convention Center; golf at the Valley Golf and Country Club; tennis and gymnastics at the University of the Philippines’ Human Kinetics Gym; and basketball at the Ateneo Basketball Gymnasium.
“Though Marikina is not a first-timer in holding such prestigious events, we take to heart the meticulous preparation to make this sporting event a memorable one not just for the Marikeños but for all the delegates who will come from all four corners of ASEAN Region,” Marikina Mayor Del De Guzman said.