Friday, February 10, 2012
FILIPINO coaches were commissioned to train Brunei’s national athletes in connection with the two countries’ memorandum of understanding on sports cooperation.
The agreement was discussed in a joint committee meeting in the capital city of Bandar Seri Begawan attended by Philippine Sports Commission Chairman Ricardo Garcia.
Accompanied by Philippine Ambassador to Brunei Nestor Ochoa and Brunei Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Pehin Hazair, Garcia paid a courtesy call to His Majesty Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah at the Royal Palace.
“We already enjoy a very close cooperation which we wish to expand in terms of sharing information, sports techniques and technical officiating,” said Hazair who was in Manila last year to discuss the details of agreement.
Hazair is also seeking assistance in the staging of international sports events in preparation for its hosting of the Southeast Asian Games on 2017.
While visiting the sports facilities, Garcia invited Brunei athletes to train in the Philippines and play with Filipino national athletes.