Friendship, discipline, sportsmanship and more at the Summer Sports Camp

2015 Summer Sports CampTo promote an active, healthy way of spending summer vacation, the city government of Marikina offers Summer Sports Clinic to its Marikina residents aged 7-16 years old.

The sports clinic provides free tutorial on arnis, basketball, swimming, mixed martial arts, baseball/softball, football/soccer, karatedo, tennis, table tennis, taekwondo, volleyball, badminton at wrestling. Classes are held in the months of April and May at the Marikina Sports Center.

In a statement, Mayor Del De Guzman urged Marikina’s youngsters to take advantage of the opportunity to take up and be proficient in at least one sport.

To sign up, interested individuals must submit the following: photocopy of his/her parent’s voter’s identification card or Barangay Certificate; photocopy of his/her school identification card; and 1×1 photo.

“Sports teach not just techniques and strategies but also important values such as friendship, discipline, sportsmanship and perseverance. These are life skills which will guide your choices and actions as you get older,” he explained.

 For Brgy. Concepcion Uno resident Jaime Olivarez, joining in the said sports program is an effective way to make his children become productive. His three children have been participating in the Summer Sports Camp in the past four years.

 “Every year, when the school year is about to end, we would always ask our kids as to which among sports discipline offered (in the summer program) they would like to enroll in. This is a great program for us because the venue of the training is near and the training is offered free of charge,” Olivarez said.

Interested parties may sign up at the Marikina Sports Center from Mondays to Fridays. Trainings are offered on a “first come, first served” basis. For questions, call telephone numbers (02)646-1635.

Car rentals warned against carjacking modus

Car Rental Killing SuspectMarikina Mayor Del De Guzman appeals and warns the public to take extra precautionary measures especially those who are ­offering car rental services.

De Guzman’s statement was made after Leonard Jose Bacani, 35, married, businessman, and a resident of SSS Village, Brgy. Concepcion Dos, Marikina City was killed. Bacani was the owner of the car which his customer rented and attempted to steal but eventually used by the suspect to kill him in the chase.

“Please take extra caution when dealing with transactions like this because criminals disguised as ordinary persons are taking advantage of the opportunities. It is advisable to ask for pertinent documents like identification cards and Police Clearance, as well as document (photo or video) the transaction process just like what Bacani did. If possible, conduct a background check before closing any transaction. This measure can ensure our safety especially now that the summer season is drawing near and there will be vacations and out-of-town trips and car rentals will be on high demand,” De Guzman said.

Although the crime involving Bacani was committed outside Marikina, De Guzman hopes it will be solved in the soonest possible time.

“We trust the capability of the authorities of Mendez, Cavite in giving justice to our fellow Marikenyo. We would like to express our deepest sympathy to his bereaved family,” De Guzman added.

De Guzman likewise instructed Marikina Police Station headed by PS Supt Vincent Calanoga to feed him regular updates on the development of the case.