DepEd readies for ASEAN School Games 2020 in Dumaguete

By Jennifer C. Tilos

The Department of Education (DepEd) Central Office has started its site inspection of the playing venues and accommodations in Dumaguete City in preparations to next year’s staging of the 12th ASEAN School Games (ASG) 2020.

As host venue, Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo and Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo are in close coordination with Deped Secretary Leonor Magtolis-Briones so that all the needs and requirements in hosting the international tournament will be met before the annual event starts in November next year.

About 2,500 student-athletes from ten ASEAN member nations Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar are expected to be in the city to compete in some identified sports events.

The sports events include athletics, swimming, badminton, speak takraw, basketball, volleyball, table tennis and tennis including an elective sport which is to be chosen by the host city.

Remollo is considering baseball, beach volleyball or archery as the event to be added provided that at least four member-countries will be fielding teams.

The selection of the province and the city to host ASEAN School games reinforces the city’s growing reputation as a sports destination in the country.

This year, the 11th ASEAN School games will open in July, which will be hosted by Semarang, Indonesia.

The ASG is an annual games for secondary schools student-athletes in Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

This is organized under the authority of the ASEAN Schools Sports Council, an apolitical regional sports council that promotes among member countries.

Among its objectives are to promote ASEAN solidarity in our youth through school sports, to provide opportunities for school athletes to benchmark their sporting talents in the ASEAN region and to provide venues for school athletes to interact and engage in cultural exchange within the region.


Cebuano News: NOSDEP mopasidungog sa kababayen-an pinaagi sa sports

By Leandria Pagunsan

Isip pagsaulog sa Women’s Month karong bulan sa Marso, ang Negros Oriental Sports and Development Program (NOSDEP) mopahigayon og nagkadaiyang “sports events” lakip na niini ang 2nd all-women dragon boat race kon “ Paddle for Womanity.

Si NOSDEP Provincial Sports Coordinator Paultom Paras namahayag atol sa gihimong joint meeting sa Provincial Commission on Women ug GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) nga ang Paddle race ipahigayon sa Balanan Lake  sa Siaton karong Marso 23 hangtud 24.

Dugang ni Paras nga ang pagpahigayon sa mga kalihokan’g sama sa Paddle race himoon sa mga lugar nga“scenic places” sa probinsya aron ipalambo ang mga “tourist attractions” sa Negros Oriental.

Naila ang Paddle project ug mipatugbaw sa probinsya sa Negros Oriental sa milabayng tuig tungod kay una kining mipahigayon sa tibook nasud ug  all-women dragonboat race sa nailangTambobo Bay sa Siaton.

Tungod niini gipasigarbo ang pag salmot sa grupo nga breast cancer survivors, ang all-women Philippine Navy Team nga nakakuha sa “plum prize.” sa milabay nga tuig.

Uban nga kalihokan alang sa tibook bulan sa Marso nga kasaulogan naglakip sa Concert for the Women of Buglas sa Macias Sports Center karong Marso 2, himoon usab ang 3-on-3 Women’s Basketball and Women’s Open Chess sa lungsod  sa Pamplona.

Pagka Marso 10 adunay Women’s Open Table Tennis sa Valencia ug Women’s Futsal sa lungsod sa Bacong.

Sa Marso 16 ipahigayon ang Women’s Aquathlon sa San Jose ug pagka Marso 17 adunay “Women Run the World” (21 km.) Marathon nga sugdan sa Dumaguete City.

Sec Briones: Dumaguete to host Youth SEA Games

By Jennifer C. Tilos and Dems Demecillo


(l-r) Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo, Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Remollo, and DepEd Sec. Leonor Briones (PIA7-NegOr)


Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Magtolis-Briones has announced the official selection of Dumaguete City as host in the annual games of Association of Southeast Asian Nations on July or August 2020.

This sporting event among secondary school athletes is an international tournament that involves eleven countries possibly to include delegations from New Zealand or Australia.

Briones said that she was pleased of the positive response of both Governor Roel Degamo and Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo to host the 11th edition of the annual ASEAN School Games also known as “Youth SEA Games” and sought the support and cooperation of the neighboring provinces and cities in Central Visayas considering that these student-athletes can be tourists even during the games or after that.

Mayor Remollo and Governor Degamo will soon assemble a team along with the DepEd to ensure smooth preparation of the venues, programs and accommodations, including the upgrading of the sports facilities and venues to meet international tournament standards.

Deped Secretary Briones stressed that the ASEAN School Games is an opportunity for our student athletes to meet a diverse group of their young counterparts representing 10 other countries from 4 major religions: Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

Hence, she asked all stakeholders to come together and help put up a grand display and best show that Region 7 can offer for the thousands of international visitors.

Hosting this international sporting event will further solidify Dumaguete City’s reputation as the sports tourism destination of choice in this part of the country.

Among the sports to be played in next year’s ASEAN School Games are: athletics, basketball, badminton, sepak takraw, swimming, table tennis, volleyball, gymnastics and tennis.