The Visayan leg of Batang Pinoy 2017 will be hosted by Dumaguete City as announced back in September. This annual celebration will be held from November 10 (today) up to November 16, 2017.
Batang Pinoy 2017
Batang Pinoy (Filipino Youth) is a national sporting event that brings together the different athletes ages 15 years old and below. For this year’s Batang Pinoy Visayan leg, there will be more than 3, 000 participating athletes for the sporting event.
The opening salvo for the Visayan leg of the Batang Pinoy will be held on November 10, 2017, at four o’clock in the afternoon at the Lamberto L. Macias Sports and Cultural Complex. The ceremonies will be graced by the following VIPs: Philippine Sports Commission Chairman William Ramirez and commissioners, Celia Kiram, Arnold Agustin, Charles Maxey and Ramon Fernandez. The guest of honor will include Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri.
There are 2,731 medals that will be awarded for the different sports that will be played like archery, arnis, athletics, badminton, baseball, basketball, boxing, beach volleyball, chess, dancesport, karatedo, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, pencak silat, sepak takraw, softball, swimming, and volleyball. The different games will be played at their respective venues which includes Silliman University, Negros Convention Center, Rizal Boulevard, and ten other venues.
Batang Pinoy 2017-2018 National Finals
The National Finals for the Batang Pinoy 2017-2018 will be expected to be held in the last week of February 2018 (still tentative). The finalists from the Mindanao, Visayas and Luzon Leg will compete one more time to be awarded as the Batang Pinoy Champs. The venue for the national finals is still to be announced.