The city government through the City Sports Development Office is now conducting try-outs among
athletes to select the city’s contingents to the forthcoming 2023 Batang Pinoy and Philippine National Games which will be simultaneously conducted on Dec. 17-22, 2023 in Metro Manila.
Sports Division Chief Gaudencio Gonzales said there will be 25 events for the two competitions namely archery, arnis, athletics, badminton, basketball (3×3), boxing, chess, cycling, dancesport, esports, football, gymnastics, judo, karatedo, lawn tennis, pencak silat, sepak takraw, swimming,
table tennis, taekwondo, beach volleyball, weightlifting, wrestling, wushu and kickboxing.

Around 500 athletes are expected to make up the city’s delegation to the two sporting competitions.
Batang Pinoy is a national youth sports meet for athletes aged 17 years old and below while the PNG is a national multi-sport tournament for athletes 18 years old and above conducted to select the national pool of athletes to represent the country to international sports competitions. The Dept. of Interior and Local Government said the conduct of the two sports meets under the auspices of the Philippine Sports Commission is by virtue of Kautusang Tagapagpaganap Bilang 44-
1998 at 163-1994. A total of 149 cities and 82 provinces from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao are expected to join the two tournaments.

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