February 4, 2016
2018 World University Golf Championship in Dasmariñas City
This early, the Philippine National Police, endorsed by Department of Interior & Local Government (DILG) secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento, which is in charge of police matters in the country, has assured the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP), the organizer of the 17th World University Golf Championship (WUGC) in Dasmariñas City in March 2018, that it could amply provide the personal safety of the athletes and team officials taking part in the biennial event.
Last February 4, at the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City, Police Director Jonathan Ferdinand G. Miano of the Director for Operations, PSSUPT Ronaldo Genaro E. Ylagan, PSUPT Philip Managgan and NUP Johnny A. Santiago, the representatives of Police Director Jonathan Ferdinand G. Milano of the Director for Operations, met with WUGC Organizing Committee officials headed by FESSAP Executive Vice President Professor Robert Milton Calo and National Secretariat members Cecille Sarmiento and Fructuso Raytos.
“The PNP is ready to provide security and order for athletes and team officials attending an international sports event of such magnitude,” said PSSUPT Ilagan.
“I am glad that security preparations by the event organizers have started early and we in the PNP will do its best to secure the safety of the participants during the tournament proper as well as during their stay in the Philippines.”
Specific details and other matters related to the 2018 World University Golf Championship will be forwarded to the PNP in subsequent talks with the event organizers.
The World University Golf Championship is sanctioned by the International University Sports Federation (FISU), the world’ governing organization for university sports that is officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
In the previous World University Golf Championship held in Crans-Montana, Switzerland from June 21-28, 2014, 22 countries sent representatives to the prestigious event featuring prominent university golfers from the world.
A total of 133 athletes competed at the time – 62 women and 71 men.
Expectedly, 80 percent of the golfers came from American universities.
In photo from left to right, professor Robert Milton Calo, PSSUPT RONALDO GENARO YLAGAN , PSUPT PHILIP MANAGGAN, CECILLE SARMIENTO AND NUP JOHNNY A. SANTIAGO. Feb 4, 2016 (Thursday)