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All systems go for 10th ASEAN Para Games in Manila

Debbie Tolentino, Arnold Agustin, Mike Barredo, Alan Cayetano, Tom Carrasco Jr.

Debbie Tolentino, Arnold Agustin, Mike Barredo, Alan Cayetano, Tom Carrasco Jr.

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano is the Chairman of the 10th ASEAN Para Games. With the Philippine Paralympic Committee (PPC) and the support of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), he has started preparations for the 10th edition of the  biannual multi-sport event held after every Southeast Asian Games involving disabled athletes from the 11 countries in Southeast Asia.

Cayetano has met with PPC president Mike Barredo, PPC marketing director Debbie Tolentino, PPC vice president Tom Carrasco Jr. and PSC commissioner Arnold Agustin. This is the second time that the Philippines is hosting the biennial event after its third edition in 2005.

To be held in Manila, Philippines, the 10th ASEAN Para Games will be participated in by 11 countries competing in 20 sports composed of 400 events. The estimated attendance is around 2,000 para athletes, 1,000 team officials, 1,500 technical officials and 100 medical staff.

A total of 4,000 local volunteers will be mobilized to assist in the staging of the 10th ASEAN Para Games. Meanwhile, watch the opening ceremony of the 9th ASEAN Para Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:

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