MPG Leaders Summit in Singapore set

FROM crossing the island of Luzon, the Mindanao Peace Games (MPG) will fly to Singapore for its 2nd MPG Leadership Summit set on July 16 to 21 at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

MPG main convenor Noli Ayo, who is also the athletics director of the Ateneo de Davao University (Addu), bared this during the Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum held at the NCCC Mall Davao B3 Family Room.

After a successful Discover Leadership Program for Mindanao Coaches in Metro Manila last June, MPG aims to its sports leaders with wider perspective in sports leadership through linkages with schools and universities as well as provide them an out of the box experience.

"Maliit na bagay lang ang sports dito because the real aspiration of MPG is to empower leaders. Mas madaling mapagalaw ang isang bagay kung ang nagpapagalaw nito ay magaling magpagalaw," Ayo said.

Ayo, however, said that this is the second time they will hold a leadership summit but the first time to hold it abroad.

Ayo, meanwhile, said confirmed sports directors are from Addu, Holy Cross of Davao College, La Salle University of Ozamis, Xavier University of Cagayan de Oro City, Holy Trinity College of General Santos, Datu Ibrahim Paglas Memorial College of Maguindanao and Mindanao State University of Marawi.

He also highlighted that MSU-Marawi is among the most active schools that believes in the aspiration and has found a niche in MPG despite the conflict in their hometown and the Martial Law declaration.

MPG forged a partnership with Smart Sports to make the Singapore trip possible.

The four-day event will feature sharing of leader insights, series of talks and visits to different sports institutes in Singapore.

The Leadership Summit will be capped with a whole day trip to Universal Studios on July 20.