Sports program launched for Tagum inmates

Tagum City Sports Development Office launched its very first Wellness and Sports Program for inmates last March 8, 2017, at the Tagum City Jail, Barangay Canocotan, this city.

This program is part of the city’s 10-point Agenda Development Program – the EAGLE WINGS Program, under ‘W’ which stands for “Wellness, Sports, and Health Development”.

This year, the city jail has implemented a program called “Kalusugan at Kalakasang Pang-Bakasyonista” which is supported by the City Sports DevelopmentOffice under the leadership of Mayor Allan L. Rellon by instituting a jail-based sports program to be participated by the inmates.

With the theme “Palarong Pampalakasan Pang-Bakasyonista”, the implementation started with a wellness program for the inmates which is a series of sporting events scheduled to be held every Monday.

The term “bakasyonista” was coined in 2014 to generally refer to inmates detained at the Tagum City Jail, so as to avoid stigma among the detainees.

The inmates’ sporting events are targeted to last until the end of the year and it will feature games like basketball, volleyball, dart, and table tennis.

390 inmates participated in the sports program and each were given singlets by Mayor Rellon through the initiative of the City Sports Development Office.

Meanwhile, the same program was also implemented by the City Sports Development Office for the senior citizens of the city. Drex Rafols/CIO Tagum

City Sports Development Office head Ma. Virginia Obero, together with Hon. Jan Dmitri Sator and Hon. Ronald Eliot, conducted the giving of singlets last March 8, 2017, at the Tagum City Jail, Barangay Canocotan, this city, to the inmates through the city jail warden JINSP Reynaldo Putong and female warden SJO3 Sally Lobo. Leo Timogan/CIO Tagum
A ceremonial toss by Hon. Ronald Eliot to the successful launching of the Palarong Pampalakasan Pang-Bakasyonista last March 8, 2017, at the Tagum City Jail, Barangay Canocotan, this city. Leo Timogan/CIO Tagum
The program ended with a Zumba dance craze which made everyone workout to the energetic groove of modern music. Leo Timogan/CIO Tagum