THE place of sports in local government units (LGUs) will be the center of discussion for the 22nd virtual session of the National Sports Summit 2021 on Wednesday. 

“This is a perfect subject that we need to discuss since LGUs are one of our vital partners. This is a great opportunity to hear their inputs and also assess what we can do to bring sports closer to their localities and part of their local programs,” said National Sports Summit Project Director Marc Edward Velasco. 

The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) invited the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), which tasked its representative DILG Assistant Bureau Director Debie Torres, CESO V to be the resource speaker. Ms. Torres is responsible for the development of the capabilities of the barangays in the country. 

Ms. Torres served as the DILG Provincial Director of Davao Occidental from 2016 to 2020 and was also the former Chief of the Local Government Capability Development Division (LGCDD) of the DILG Regional Office XI in Matina, Davao City. From 2009 to 2014, she served as the City Director of the DILG office in Digos, City. 

The online sports summit is aimed at taking insights of different sports stakeholders and using them as foundations in crafting a sustainable and workable short to long-term plan for Philippine sports. 

The PSC said all data gathered from the web series will be processed and studied to create a new set of resolutions to be presented to sports leaders for action.