Zamboanga City to host 2007 PRISAA Games

Western Mindanao PRISAA “accepted” the 2007 national games hosting after Davao Region PRISAA begged off, according to Davao Region PRISAA Athletic Manager Engr. Joaquin Sarabia.

“Many have wanted it to be held here in Davao but we don’t have a sports complex, “Sarabia said”.

Zamboanga City will host the national games of private schools for the third time. It hosted the games in 1993 and 2004. Lanao del Norte in Northern Mindanao was also among those considered to host the national games but many delegations expressed security concerns.

Lanao Del Norte has one of the best sports complex in the country equipped with world-class sports facilities. It has hosted the first Mindanao Frendship Games and Palarong Pambansa.

Games on tap in the PRISAA games include baseball, basketball, volleyball, swimming and track and field. Some 5, 000 athletes, coaches and officials from 17 regions across the country are expected to attend the annual sports event.