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Marawi to host ARMM sports meet

ROCAYA SUMNDAD OTICAL
Cotabato City

The Islamic City of Marawi will be the venue of this year’s sports fest of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Athletic Association (ARMMAA) to be held on February 10-15. 


In an interview with the New Ranao Star, Atty. Jamar Kulayan, secretary of the Department of Education-Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DepEd-ARMM), said that the ARMMAA will be held from February 10-15 at the Mindanao State University main campus in Marawi City.

Mrs. Mona A. Macatanong al hadja, schools division superintendent of Marawi City schools division, said the city government under the leadership Sultan Fahad “Pre” Salic had accepted the holding of the yearly regional meet in the city.

In fact, she said, it was the Islamic city that earlier showed its desire to host the sports fest when "we sent our bid to host said event."

She added that the mayor had expressed his full support and of the city government's.

Macatanong also said that the city schools division under her leadership is ready with full support for the activity.

She said holding the Meet in Marawi is appropriate since the MSU main campus, the particular activity venue, is the largest state university in the ARMM with all the facilities needed for such a big event.


Besides, she added, there are a lot of tourist spots that vistors can see in the locality.

She expressed her gratitude to Dr. Macapado Muslim, MSUS president, for accepting the holding of the regional sports fest in the university.

The ARMAA is the athletic grouping of public and private schools within the ARMM composed of the provinces of Basilan, Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Sulu and Tawi Tawi, and the cities of Lamitan and Marawi.

It is quite sometime that the Islamic city of Marawi had been a host to such kind of gathering, the last was in the late 90s.





In an interview here Tuesday, January 14, Atty. Jamar Kulayan, secretary of the Department of Education-Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DepEd-ARMM), said that the ARMMAA will be held from February 10-15 at the Mindanao State University main campus in Marawi City.



For the first time in its history, the Islamic City will host the regional sports event if everything goes well as scheduled.




Mrs. Mona A. Macatanong al hadja, schools division superintendent of Marawi City schools division, said this was realized through the request of the city government under the leadership Sultan Fahad “Pre” Salic




She said that the ARMMAA sports event will be held during the second week of February with the Mindanao State University (MSU) main campus in the city as the main venue.




The ARMAA is the athletic grouping of public and private schools within the ARMM composed of the provinces of Basilan, Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Sulu and Tawi Tawi, and the cities of Lamitan and Marawi.




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