TAGBILARAN CITY. – Marc Bryan Villarojo, a 9th grader of Schola Societas brought honor to the province when he clinched two silver medals in both blitz and standard categories during the Batang Pinoy competition held in Romblon last August 23 to 28.
ABOUT a thousand young athletes aged 15 years old and below from Visayan provinces will converged in Romblon 2015 Batang Pinoy Visayas Qualifying Leg.
This annual sports undertaking, also known as the Philippine Youth Games-Batang Pinoy, is pursuant to Executive Order No. 44 which intends to discover the country’s best young athletes from this age group.
Batang Pinoy is an integral part of the national policy and program for sports development designed to effectively address the need for a comprehensive grassroots sports program centered on values formation inherent in the practice of sports and play.
It also seeks to inculcate in the young minds of Filipino athletes the value of patriotism, nationalism, self-discipline, respect for law and order, hard work, teamwork, camaraderie, sportsmanship and fair play – eliminating the child’s chances of becoming a juvenile delinquent.
Finally, the program serves as recruitment base for sports specialization, including training for other high level leagues, national tournaments, and international competitions.
The staging of the 2015 Batang Pinoy is spearheaded by the PSC led by Commissioner Jose Luis Gomez, in partnership with the Philippine Olympic Committee, the Department of the Interior and Local Government, the Department of Education, and the respective Local Government Units.
An avid chess player since his elementary days, Villarojo already won medals in various chess tournaments in the city and in the municipalities. He is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Mario Villarojo of Poblacion 2, Tagbilaran City. (labboncales)
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