The Philippine Sports Commission released P8.4 million of financial assistance to the Philippine Paralympic Committee for the 7th Philippine National Para Games yesterday in time for the event’s May 26 opening at the Bulacan Sports Complex, Malolos City, Bulacan.The sports agency approved the support by virtue of PSC Board Resolution No. 325 series of 2019 last March 5.“As much as the PSC supports our abled elite athletes, we are likewise committed in supporting our differently-abled athletes and coaches in local and international competitions,” said PSC Chairman William Ramirez.The PNPG is a national sporting event for differently-abled athletes which is one of the basis of the selection for the national Paralympic roster.  National paralympic athletes will represent the country in the upcoming 2020 ASEAN Para Games, which the country will be hosting from January 18 to 25.

 

“A set of PSC workforce will also be present in the games for monitoring, evaluation and documentation purposes,” added PSC Para-Athletes Oversight Commissioner Arnold Agustin.Marikina City hosted the 6th edition of the PNPG with nearly 1,000 para athletes from various local government units participating.

 

 

 

Date: May 23, 2019 | Newspaper: Manila Standard | Source: http://manilastandard.net/sports/sports-plus/295372/psc-releases-p8-4m-for-7th-ph-national-para-games.html