Tarlac State University welcomed once again the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) led by its chairperson, Dr. J. Prospero "Popoy" E. De Vera III, for the two-day capacity building and training write-shop of the university's "Community Sports & Wellness Program" yesterday, October 21, 2021, at the Alumni Center, Lucinda Extension Campus.
TSU is the first state university in the country to receive this capacity building program from CHED.
“The load on your shoulders is heavy. Kaya pag-igihin ho natin ito. Let’s make it succeed,” Chair Popoy said in his message.
The program aims to enhance and raise the quality of sports education in the university and the entire province which is aligned with the mandate of CHED and Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) to upgrade the skills of tertiary sports key officials and faculty members. This is also in line with institution's objectives to promote lifelong, sustainable, and holistic development fine-tuned by PSC’s national sports agenda.
“The idea of CHED is to let state universities and local governments who are mutually interested to work together [to] create a project where they can work together not just in these high level sports. It’s not our objective to produce olympic champions. It is really sports and wellness which is the responsibility of every local government, the responsibility of every state university, and the responsibility of every Filipino,” he shared.
This afternoon, participants will be presenting their outputs to the esteemed panelists led by Chair Popoy, PBA Partylist Representative Hon. Mark Aeron Sambar, CHEDRO III OIC-Director Dr. Maria Teresita Semana, and Gov. Susan A. Yap.
Also present in this workshop is the CHED Deputy Executive Director Atty. Lily Freida M. Milla; CHED Executive Director Atty. Cinderella Filipina B. Jaro; coach to the Philippine National Team Ms. Ana Dulce Yango; and the program’s resource speaker, Professor Alberto Dimarucut of the UP College of Human Kinetics.
This event is possible through the concerted efforts of CHED, PSC, Provincial Government of Tarlac, TSU, and the Sangguniang Kabataan.