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    1. Engaging Communities Through Traditional Filipino Sports2. The advent of information technology hasushered high-tech gadgets and computer gamesthat has

    fascinated children and even adults.Computers and game gadgets are mostly playedindoor, withless outdoor physical activity andbonding among neighborhood friends.In many urban and ruralareas, however, a greatmajority of Filipino children still find time to playoutdoor indigenous games

    with theirneighborhood friends, as most of them are stillunable to own expensive high-techgadgets.Unlike children who grew up playing in thestreets, some grew up with moderntechnologydont have kababata in their neighborhood,as their friends are contacted within thevirtualscenario, ka-Chat at Friendster or YahooMessenger. Children need to havephysicaloutdoor activity with real friends.

    3. THE PROBLEM OF LARONG PINOYSDETERIORATION IN THE COUNTRYFACT IS: UnlikeWestern sports (i.e. basketball), playingLarong Pinoy game ends in the street because thereis novenue for further competition.As soon as children reaches the age of 10 years old,they switch tosports available in schools & barangays.

    4. While Filipino street games have been organized seasonally in the past by governmentorganizations and private commercial enterprises, the Games has never been sustained and

    revived to its once popular stature. Currently, no government or private entity has established alegitimate organization for Larong Pinoy. Furthermore, our country does not have School for LarongPinoy, unlike sports training clinics that have propagated for western sports. Yet, it is a fact thatLarong Pinoy has a strong equity that encompasses generations of Filipinos: from todays livingelderly citizens, to parent & adults, as well as youth & toddlers.This document presents an advocacyto revive the games of our heritage, with the establishment ofa sports infrastructure to re-institutionalize these with a sports curriculum in schools and barangays.Magna Kultura Foundationlends the same expertise pioneered in well-known grassroots programs in the 90s, such as theMILO Sports Clinics, Bear Brand Kite Festival & other government projects. At the turn of Y2000,Magna Kultura focused on advocating Filipino Games as a tool for instilling patriotism among thenew generation of Filipino youth. On September 2008, the Department of Education issued anOfficial Circular Memorandum that endorsed Magna Kultura Foundation to demonstrate LarongPinoy in schools. From there onwards, Magna Kultura became the chief advocate for thepropagation of the Filipino Games, with bonafide sports training curriculum. BUHAYIN NATIN LARONG LAHI. ITO ANG LARO NG MGA PINOY.

    5. ITO ANG LARO NG MGA PINOY.6. ITO ANG TUNAY NA LARO NG MGA PINOY.The Filipino Games are timeless. It is still well-loved

    andcherished by many, as it is part of our heritage. LarongPinoys popularity encompasses not onlythe youth, butadult and elderly generation as well. Its a timelesscultural treasure.The games are stillbeing played in urban & ruralcommunities, by a majority population who have noaccess to hightechnology. The games are still taught inpublic schools. A majority of adults and elders would liketopass on the fun tradition to make the new generationexperience the fun of being trulyFilipinos.IPAKILALA NATIN ANG MGALARO SA BAGONG KABATAAN.In an effort to revive this

    cultural treasure, Magna Kulturacreated an infrastructure for Larong Pinoy with a sportstrainingschool and a systematized tournament.Outreach sports clinics were conducted by MagnaKulturacoordinating with schools and barangays, to impart thegame mechanics and the officialtournament rules.

    7. In Y2008, the Department of Education(DepEd) issued a Circular Memorandumauthorizing MagnaKultura Foundation to teach the Traditional Filipino Games in public schools, implementing sportstraining in Physical Education Classes. Since then, Magna Kulltura became the chief proponent ofLarong Pinoy in the Philippines, as advocate in the revival of the Games of Heritage in the

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    mainstream of society. Larong Pinoy Advocacy Site: http://palarongpinoy.multiply.com WikiPilipinasArticle:http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Filipino_ Traditional_Games

    8. The main advocacy goal is to instill fundamental valuesamong the new generation ofyouth.LARONG PINOY OUTREACH PROGRAMS GOALS:1 To INSTILL PATRIOTISM and love ofthings that are Filipino.2 To make it a vehicle for BONDING AMONG YOUTH AND

    PARENTS/ELDERS.3 To ENLIVEN COMMUNITIES by bringing back the fun in neighborhoods. TheTraditional Filipino Street Games provides children activities that are easy to play, using materialsthat are easy to produce.

    9. In addition to the significant values of culture & tradition, the Larong Pinoyprogram promotes healthylifestyle and active outdoor play among childrenin schools and barangays.Larong Pinoy promotesPHYSICAL (exercise), SOCIAL (camaraderie) & EMOTIONAL (fun &shapes character) activitiesthrough outdoor activities. The physical & health benefits ofoutdoor play are obvious, yet the social

    and personal benefits are equally as important.LARONG PINOY PROMOTESSocial Developmentthru interaction with other children or adults. Problem solving skills.Emotional & Physicaldevelopment. Eye-hand coordination.Creativity by stimulating a childs imagination and cognitiveskills. Self -entertainment.Development of fine and large motor skills.

    10.THE PLAN11.LARONG PINOY REVITALIZATION PLAN To re-institutionalize Larong Pinoy back in the

    mainstream, what is vital is a visible SPORTS INFRASTRUCTURE. PLANTo make Larong Pinoyrelevant, first and foremost, an awareness for the game mechanics must be taught among children,in schools and communities. Secondly, there must be a venue for competition, where players candemonstrate their skills. Finally, a sports marketing enterprise must be built around the games. Anenterprise that can be beneficial and/or profitable for mobilizers, whether it be through tournamentprizes or marketable goods.

    12.LARONG PINOY REVITALIZATION STRATEGY VITAL TO BUILDING A SPORTSINFRASTRUCTURE FOR LARONG PINOY ARE:SPORTS CLINICS SPORTS MARKETING &

    & TOURNAMENTS SPORTING GOODS TRADELARONG PINOY SPORTS CLINICS LARONGPINOY FEDERATIONS Training Schools implemented in schools & in Creation of sports clubs inschools and barangays, Barangays, with sports instructors, standard curriculum. as well as,

    federations in cities/municipalities; to coordinate for sustainability of activities.LARONG PINOYSPORTS TEAMS Creation of legitimate Larong Pinoy teams in schools SPORTING GOODSENTERPRISES and barangays, with appointed trainers and coaches. of Larong Pinoy Toys &

    Equipment Connecting local distributors (i.e. from Divisoria)LARONG PINOY COMPETITONS tomake toys available among school bookstores A tournament similar to UAAP or NCAA, where teamsand barangay sari-sari stores; that would allow could be recognized for demonstrating skillsexcellence. traders to earn modest income. A VISIBLE INFRASTRUCTURE WILL ATTRACTPUBLIC INTEREST, AS WELL AS PRIVATE COMPANIES.

    13.IN SUMMARY TWO (2) EFFORTS VITAL TO RE-INSTITUTIONALIZE LARONG PINOY THELARONG PINOY SPORTS MARKETING SCHOOLS & TOURNAMENTS & & SOCIALENTERPRISETO BE HELD IN SCHOOLS & BARANGAYS, WITH TO BE CONDUCTED BYCOMMUNITY ADVOCATES PARTICIPATION OF TEACHERS, LGUs, AND WITH THEPARTICIPATION OF LOCAL SARI-SARICOMMUNITY HOME-OWNERS ASSOCIATIONS.STORES AND OTHER SECTORS IN CITY-DISTRICTS While promoting the CLUBS WILL BEESTABLISHED INthe LARONG PINOY SPORTS revival of Larong Pinoy, two efforts conductedside-by-side ENTERPRISE SCHOOLS & COMMUNITIES, WITH A SOCIAL will benefit theGEAREDTO SUSTAIN government and trade. academe, local ACTIVITIES & FUNDING.

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    14.THE VALUE OF A SPORTS INFRASTRUCTURE FOR LARONG PINOY A VISIBLEINFRASTRUCTURE WILL STRENGTHEN LARONG PINOY AND GIVE PEOPLE FAR-REACHINGASPIRATIONS.Training the youth, enlivening and regenerating inner city neighborhoods;encouraging active citizenship;developing a dynamic and committed citizens who believe in ourgoals, and implement the project alongwith a community enterprise that provides livelihood in orderto sustain the program in communities.The infrastructure addresses sports development and social

    goals with a sustainable way, beneficial toprovide materials, training support and social enterprise tomaintain funding in local communities. TRAINING TOURNAMENTS SPORTS CLUBS SOCIALENTERPRISE SCHOOL To hold inter-school and inter- to mobilize active to conduct livelihoodbuildfor youth & teachers, barangay, for exhibition of skills participation of youth & around the sports,to support on-campus & in learned and camaraderie adults, and sustain the club and activities inbarangays among organizations programs in schools and in barangays. communitiesOur society hascome to recognize that healthy activity can nurture social regeneration, integrationand crimereduction. With such a diverse portfolio, the Larong Pinoy Program has the capacity to reach allsections of the community and connect with the people to transform people.

    15.PART ONESCHOOL CLINICS& TOURNAMENTS16.SCHOOL CLINIC & TOURNAMENTSEstablishing the 1st Ever School for Laro ng Lahiand a

    Legitimate Inter-City Schools Competition

    17.SPORTS CLINICS IN SCHOOLS AND BARANGAYS.The Eskwe-Laro provides game IndividualGame Instruction Synchronized Group Movementinstructions with scientific drills. GroupClustering

    18.TRAINING SCHOOLS & PLAY CAMPSTraining schools are conducted in schools and bara