PSC to hold forum on indigenous sports

LUMADS use a spear to hit a ball made of coconut in the game called Bubuntug during the Tribal Games in Davao City. — GILBERT PGS L. MULA

IN line with National Indigenous People’s Month in October, the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) will hold a four-part webinar series focusing on indigenous sports and games.

The “2021 Indigenous Sports and Games Webinar Series: Preserving and Promoting the Rich Cultural Heritage of our Ancestors” will take place on Oct. 7, 21, 28, and Nov. 5 via Zoom and designed to spotlight the rich culture of indigenous peoples (IP).

The sports agency has invited speakers from different government agencies to discuss various IP-related topics.

The webinar begins at 1 p.m. and is to be held in partnership with the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP).

Meanwhile, the sport of pencak silat will take center stage in this week’s Rise Up, Shape Up session of the PSC.

Fifteen young girls and women who won gold Medals in the recent 7th Women’s Martial Arts Festival will be featured in the session on Sept. 25.

Part of the program will have Women in Sports (WIS) Commissioner in-charge Celia H. Kiram, in her regular segment “K-Isport: Kwentong Isport,” briefly tackling the history of pencak silat in the country. — MASM

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