The Bleachers


The Department of Education is planning to include weightlifting sport in the Palarong Pambansa.

/ 18 August 2021

DepEd Undersecretary Revsee Escobedo said that their agency and Samahang Weightlifting ng Pilipinas (SWP) are in talks regarding the inclusion of the said sport to the Palarong Pambansa.

Escobedo said that it was their plan even before the pandemic started.

“There was a proposal made by the SWP during the preparations for 2020 Palarong Pambansa to be included as a demo sport during the event,” he said.

Inabutan lang tayo ng COVID-19 pandemic. But nag-uusap na ang Palarong Pambansa Secretariat at ang SWP for inclusion of weightlifting in Palarong Pambansa,” he furthered.

SWP President Monico Puentevella reiterated its appeal to DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones to have the sport in the Palarong Pambansa.

“I would to reiterate my appeal, ‘yung appeal ko kay Secretary Briones. Sabi ko humarap ako sa inyo, pagbalik ng Palaro, isama niyo na ang weighliifting.”

Puentevella said that there were a lot of children who has a lot of potential for weightlifting.