THE Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has set its eyes on the province of Ifugao to host its Women in Sports (WIS) Laro ng Lahi this coming May.
The PSC conducted an ocular inspection of Ifugao’s facilities to check its readiness and capability to host the event accompanied by Provincial Governor Jerry Dalipog.
“Ifugao would like to strengthen their five regular sports, and we would like to help them,” said PSC Women in Sports Program Oversight Commissioner Olivia Coo, who led the inspection and met with the local government.
The PSC-WIS games in May are set to include muay Thai, weightlifting, boxing, taekwondo and wrestling as proposed by the province.
Additionally, the games will include 10 indigenous games from Ifugao’s local indigenous communities, such as guyyudan, kadang-kadang sa bao, dopap dimanuk, munbayu, and uggub.
“Majority of the games will be played by women and girls as we want to increase the number of female athletes and discover new talents to be part of our national training pool,” Coo said.