Little League PH tourney meets in Dumaguete City

DUMAGUETE CITY -- Some 5,000 athletes, coaches and parents from all over the country will converge in Dumaguete City in the first week of April for this year's Little League Philippine series qualifying competitions.

Mayor Felipe Antonio "Ipe" Remollo has already coordinated with the Department of Education (DepEd) to help in accommodating the thousands of visitors to the summer games that will bring more than 70 baseball and softball charter teams, including the winning teams of Deped's Palaro, here in the city to compete in four categories: major, junior, 50-70, seniors.

Remollo will form a joint Dumaguete and Negros Oriental team to represent the host city in the games.

Remollo said he is optimistic of the positive economic impact of the event to the local business and tourism industry.

The mayor said most parents and their supporters are expected to stay in hotels and dine in local restaurants throughout their stay.

Winning teams will represent the country to the Little League Asian leg with the ultimate goal of competing in the world series in the United States of America. (PIA)