Iloilo City hosts football tournament against drugs

ILOILO City mounts football games for youth to dissuade them from vices like illegal drugs. (Jojo Castro)

THE Iloilo City government lauded the Iloilo City Developmental Football Tournament at the Central Philippine University (CPU) Football Field last March 18, 2017.

Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog, Vice Mayor Joe III Espinosa (chairman of the Iloilo City Sports Council) and other city officials organized the event under Public Private Community Partnership through Sports with Jaro Football Club as private sector partner.

“The tournament is part of our grassroots program in football for the public schools as this aims to encourage the youth in their involvement in sports,” said Jojo Castro of the Iloilo City Sports.

The event, which was also a part of the city sports office’s slogan “Sa Sports may Medalya, Sikwayon ang Droga”, emphasizes that illegal drugs has no place in society, more especially in sports.

The weekend events featured 15-Under Boys, 15-Under Girls and 12-Under Boys.

Several public school teams joined the competition – Iloilo City National High School, Jalandoni Elementary High School and National High School, Mandurriao National High School, San Juan ES, Jaro ES, CPU, and Ateneo de Iloilo.

The games will be played in four straight Saturdays to determine the champion of the tournament.

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