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Young Navoteños get free arts, sports workshops from Mayor Tiangco

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Navotas Mayor John Rey Tiangco has made the summer vacation of some 1,000 young kids productive and meaningful.

The city government recently offered free arts and sports workshops to Navoteños aged 7-18.

Around 289 participated in the Summer Youth Program where they learned how to act, dance, draw, and play guitar.

At least 865 joined the Navotas Sports Camp Batch 17 where they were taught basketball, volleyball, badminton, taekwondo, table tennis, judo, track & field, soccer, poomsae and swimming.

“Young Navoteños deserve to have access to training and workshops that could develop and enhance their interest in arts or sports.

We want them to enjoy and, at the same time, make the most of their summer break,” Tiangco said.

The summer youth program was launched in 2000 during the term of Tiangco’s brother, then mayor and now Cong. Toby Tiangco to encourage the youth to discover and hone their talents.

The sports clinic, on the other hand, started in 2011, which is part of the city government’s initiatives to prevent illegal drugs by getting youth into sports.