LSA athletes competes
in National Batang Pinoy 2011 this December
Gov. Carlos Jericho Petilla assured support to the Leyte Sports
Academy (LSA) athletes’ bid in the Batang Pinoy 2011 to be held
in Naga City this December. Fourteen LSA athletes qualified to
compete in this national sporting event. Seen here, the governor
met with a gold medalist athlete from San Isidro, Leyte.
Media Relations Center
December 7, 2011
TACLOBAN CITY –
Fourteen athletes of the
Leyte Sports Academy
have qualified to compete in the newly revived Batang Pinoy 2011 after
they garnered gold and silver medals in the Batang Pinoy Visayas Leg
in Dumaguete City last November.
Former board member
Rowil Batan who now heads the
Leyte Sports Academy
of the provincial government says LSA’s sports scholars earned spots
to compete in the National Batang Pinoy 2011 to be held in
Camarines Sur on December 10-13.
Batan said this would
be a good exposure for the athletes to compete in the national level
and be able to compete with athletes who have undergone trainings
“We have fairly raw
sports talents at the academy now as we have just started more than a
year ago. Competitions such as this will be a very good exposure for
them. We are just thankful that they earned spots to compete in the
national level,” Batan said.
Though he hopes the
athletes to do well in the upcoming Batang Pinoy, the LSA management
is not expecting much for a medal haul considering the other
contingents have years of training to back on way ahead of the LSA
Leyte Gov. Carlos
Jericho Petilla meanwhile assured support to the athletes’ bid in the
Batang Pinoy 2011 event saying he is proud the athletes are doing well
in their recent respective competitions.
LSA athletes figured
well in the Leyte Provincial Meet 2011 in Alangalang and is also
looking forward to a good medal standing in the EVRAA Meet next year.
To further strengthen
the country’s sports development program, the Philippine Sports
Commission (PSC) revived the Batang Pinoy. After being shelved for
eight years, the Batang Pinoy has been designed to discover athletes
15 years old and below.
The Batang Pinoy 2011
is held in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd),
Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and the Leagues of
Provinces, Cities, Municipalities and Barangays.
The Philippine Olympic
Committee (POC) and the various national sports associations run and
oversee the technical management of the event.
school-based Palarong Pambansa, the Batang Pinoy caters to
out-of-school youths through the joint effort of the PSC and the host
local government unit.
athletes in Batang Pinoy 2011 shall undergo high-level training for
three years in preparation for the second Youth Olympic Games in
Nanjing, China in 2014.
Batang Pinoy 2011 is
supported by Smart, Maynilad, Summit Natural Drinking Water and held
in cooperation with MILO, Jollibee, The British Council, Standard
Insurance and Negros Navigation-Super Ferry.
representing their provinces, cities or municipalities will compete in
archery, arnis, athletics, badminton, 3-on-3 basketball, boxing,
chess, judo, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, weightlifting