Javelin throw record breaker James Losañes (center) of Estancia National High School with his coach Randy Bilbao (left) strike a pose with Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. on Thursday, July 27, 2017. Seventeen-year old Losañes broke the record in Javelin throw (700 grams) in the 2017 ASEAN School Games, also known as Youth SEA Games, held in Singapore last July 13-22, 2017. Losañes, who hails from Binuluangan, Carles, registered 66.60 meters breaking the event’s standing record which is 62.38 meters. As such, Losañes grabbed the gold medal in the competition.
Center for Sports and Physical Fitness
The 97 medalists from Iloilo in the recent Palarong Pambansa 2017 held in the Province of Antique last April 23-29, 2017 will receive cash incentives this coming June 20, 2017.
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. said the cash incentives will come from the funds of the Provincial School Board (PSB).
The giving of cash incentives to medalists was institutionalized by virtue of an ordinance passed by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan. It was devised to motivate the athletes and recognize them for giving honor to the province.
ILOILO – In search for new talents in priority sports, the provincial government launches the 1st Developmental League Program which will provide meaningful sports and physical fitness activities to the youth whole-year round.
“For the first time, this is the sports program Iloilo created that has direction,” said Dr. Raymundo Lapating, executive director of the Center for Sports and Physical Fitness in an interview with the press.