After watching women para-athletes push themselves to their limits in the recent Sports Obstacle competition, Philippine Sports Commissioner Bong Coo vowed to push for more sports events for physically-challenged women.
“We want to empower our women, especially para-athletes,” said Coo at the Women in Uniform Obstacle Sports at Bridgetown in Pasig City.
The event was participated in by women athletes from different professions like education and medical field, as well as government enforcement agencies such as the Philippine Coast Guard, Philippine National Police and the Philippine Air Force.
“I’m very happy that more women are joining sports activities like these. We will continue to innovate and help our country produce more champion athletes on the global stage” added Coo.
Coo, who was the first PSC commissioner to be appointed by President Bongbong Marcos, has just finished several projects centering on women’s empowerment such as the Women’s Martial Arts Festival, Media Seminar for Women Athletes, and most recently, the Rubilen Amit Cup.
The world bowling Hall of Famer is tasked by the PSC to promote Women’s Sports. She will be holding more events, in coordination with the Philippine Women’s Commission, in the provinces of Ifugao, Cagayan de Oro, and Palawan.
That’s aside from handling 22 National Sports Associations under her care, most of which are preparing for the Southeast Asian Games.
“Sobrang busy na kami talaga dito sa PSC and it’s good naman na most recently, our board has been completed with the appointment of the fourth Commissioner. Mas marami na kaming magagawa,” she said.
On Wednesday, it was reported that former pro basketball player and Games and Amusement Board commissioner Francis Gaston was appointed commissioner of the PSC, completing the agencies board headed by chairman Richard Bachmann with two other commissioners Edward Hayco and Wawit Torres.