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2019 to be a busy year for Davao sports

October 05, 2018 - Friday 6:10 PM by Daniel Joaquin

DAVAO CITY -- Next year is going to be a huge year for Davao City as it has already booked hosting gigs for numerous major sports events of different sorts.

Aside from the Alveo Ironman 70.3 Davao and the Penong’s 5150 triathlons organized by Sunrise Events, Inc., the city will also be hosting the Palarong Pambansa, the national Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) meet, and the Davao Region Athletic meet.

PRISAA national president Lita Montalban expressed her appreciation towards Dr. Maria Ines Asuncion for committing full support for the upcoming athletic meet at the Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum on Thursday)

Montalban said that PRISAA aims to make the games problem-free for the convenience and safety of all athletes and organizers.

The possible late completion of the 50-meter pool at the Davao City Sports Complex is nothing to worry about, said Mikey Aportadera, officer-in-charge of the Sports Development Division of the City Mayor’s Office at the said press conference.

Aportadera said the pool’s completion for the upcoming athletic meets is one of the city’s top priorities in terms of sports facility developments as it wants Davao to have its own Olympic-size swimming pool.

The city previously had to take swimmers to the Davao del Norte Sports Complex in Tagum City in previous tournaments.

Both Aportadera and Montalban are confident that all preparations and requirements for the sports events lined up for 2019 will be ready on time.