Sumisip hosts Basilan games Print
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 16:17

By Remus Ong

Athletes from different municipalities converged at the Sumisip Municipal Hall grounds last Monday for the opening of the Basilan Provincial Games or Palarong Basilan 2017.

The theme for this year’s event is “One Asia, One Philippines, One Team, One Basilan.”

In his speech, Sumisip Mayor Boy Hataman told athletes not to forget even small accomplishments since this can be brought to the national sports stage.

He also said that the games being hosted in the municipality is proof that Sumisip is a peaceful town.

This is the first time that the Basilan games are hosted in Sumisip, a place known for encounters between government troops and the Abu Sayyaf group.

ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman attended the opening rites. (Remus Ong)