Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Noel Clement (third from left) leads the flag raising formalities during the opening ceremony of the “2019 AFP-PNP-PCG Olympics” on Tuesday, 08 October 2019, at the Lapu-Lapu Grandstand, Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City.
The AFP-PNP-PCG Olympics is an annual sports event for all uniformed personnel of the AFP, Philippine National Police (PNP), and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), which aims to foster camaraderie, friendship, and solidarity among the personnel of the AFP, PNP, and PCG.
Also, in support to the efforts of the Philippine Sports Commission, the AFP-PNP-PCG Olympics will be a perfect venue to spot potential world-class athletes who may represent the country in future international sports competitions.
The AFP-PNP-PCG Olympics will be held for a period of one month at the different sports facilities of the Philippine Army, Philippine Navy, Philippine Air Force, PNP, PCG, and the AFP General Headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo.
There are 23 sports events in this year’s AFP-PNP-PCG Olympics, which include arnis, badminton, basketball, boxing, chess, cycling, dragon boat, football, golf, karatedo, judo, sepak takraw, shooting, softball, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, track and field, triathlon, tug-of-war, volleyball, and wrestling.