New Davao Sports Council leadership vows to continue Sai’s programs

Laviña, who assumed the post by virtue of succession, said the DCSCI would continue to support the various sports activities of the local national sports associations (NSA).
"We will seek out sports sponsors to support sports activities in Davao," said Laviña, who was the organization’s first vice-president for a two-year term of office.
He said that the council, composed of regional chapter heads of the NSA's, would undertake partnership agreements with the city government, the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and the local media organizations to promote sports development.
"It should be continued, dapat lang. I fully support the move of the council to continue the programs, " said PhilCycling regional chief Salvador "Jun" Paholio.
Lawyer Edgardo Caboverde, president of the Davao Associations of Tennis Club Inc. (DATEC), said Sai has "done a lot for the sports council's programs and we owe it to him".
" It’s just like of continuing the legacy of Vic," said Caboverde, who acknowledged Sai’s effort to revive DATEC in 2006.
Laviña, Table Tennis Association of the Philippines (TATAP) Region XI vice president said sports council members will also continue its partnership with the family of So Kim Cheng in undertaking the annual So Kim Cheng Awards, the sole award giving body for sports in the region.

Meanwhile, DCSCI is proposing a Vic Sai Sports Journalism Award in honor of the late long time editor of the Mindanao Daily Mirror, sports organizer and founder and president of the sports council.
But DCSCI still needs the consent of the family of Sai for the use of the name.
The award aims to recognize the excellent and outstanding efforts of sports journalist in print, broadcast or internet media in chronicling sports events and or featuring sports personalities, places and programs.  (Rico Biliran / MindaNews)