Sai elected Interim President of Davao City Track and Field Association

Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) national executive vice president and regional director Willie Torres Jr. convened coaches and other stakeholders for the reorganization of PATAFA Region XI chapter at the Royal Mandaya Hotel Tuesday, Sept. 27.
Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) national executive vice president and regional director Willie Torres Jr. convened coaches and other stakeholders for the reorganization of PATAFA Region XI chapter at the Royal Mandaya Hotel Tuesday, Sept. 27.

The reboot being undergone by the Philippine Track and Field Association (PATAFA) has trickled down to the local chapters.

On Tuesday, the Davao City Track and Field Association formally elected its interim set of officers to kickstart a new era of the dormant organization.

Race organizer Kenneth Sai was unanimously elected President of the association in an elections that followed a stakeholders meeting initiated by PATAFA Executive Vice President Dr. Guillermo “Willy” Torres, president of the University of Mindanao.

Sai is the son of the late sports editor and organizer Victorio Sai, who was also at the helm of the Davao City Sports Council for almost two decades.

“I take on the challenge of reviving the association as well as planning new programs to develop athletics in the city,” said Sai.

Also elected as interim officers are Vice President Jose Alther Rivera, Secretary General Jhay Acedo, Treasurer Ramil Torregosa, PIO Roel Ano and Director Emilio Lacanaria.

Torres, who was elected PATAFA EVP along with new Patafa President Terry Capistrano last June, expressed elation over the revival of the association.

“It’s a fresh start for us,” said Torres.

Torres and Capistrano, teammates with the DeLa Salle University track team in the 70s, were elected to PATAFA after the resignation of former chief Philip Ella Juico.

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