Philippine Embassy graced the Opening of the 7th ASEAN School Games 2015

The Philippine Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam, H.E. Ambassador Meynardo LB. Montealegre, attended the Opening Ceremony of the 7th ASEAN Games 2015 on 22 November 2015 at the Hassanal Bolkiah Sports Complex.

The ASEAN School Games (ASG) is an annual sporting event which aims to promote the spirit of partnership and equality among ASEAN nations through cooperation in the field of sports and cultural exchanges.

Nine (9) ASEAN member countries participated in the said competition, namely; Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

The Philippine Delegation was composed of one hundred three (103) participants, seventy seven (77) youth athletes from various regions and twenty six (26) officials from the Department of Education, headed by Director Luz S. Almeda, Regional Director, Department of Education of the National Capital Region (NCR).

Ambassador Montealegre, during the courtesy call of the officials of the Philippine delegation, said that the participation of the youth to friendly competitions plays a vital role in establishing networks and forming friendships with the youth of other nations.

The Philippine contingent garnered a total of three (3) gold medals in female golf, javelin and long jump; three (3) silver medals in triple jump and swimming; and, eleven (11) bronze medals in female golf, badminton and swimming.