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Manila to host 10th ASEAN Para Games

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Secretary Cayetano shakes hands with PPC President Mike Barredo. Also in photo are (L-R) PPC Marketing Director Debbie Tolentino, Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Commissioner Arnold Agustin and PPC Vice President Tom Carrasco Jr.

Secretary Cayetano shakes hands with PPC President Mike Barredo. Also in photo are (L-R) PPC Marketing Director Debbie Tolentino, Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Commissioner Arnold Agustin and PPC Vice President Tom Carrasco Jr.

The Philippines will be hosting the 10th ASEAN Para Games in 2019, the second time since hosting the biennial event back in 2005.

Preparations are underway with Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano closely collaborating with the Philippine Paralympic Committee (PPC) and the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC). Cayetano is also the Chairman of the 10th ASEAN Para Games.

Around 11 countries are expected to arrive and participate in the games. There will be 20 sports composed of 400 events. Around 2,000 para athletes, 1,000 team officials, 1,500 technical officials and 100 medical staff are expected.

A total of 4,000 local volunteers will be mobilized to assist in the staging of the games.

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