DAVAO CITY — Organizers of the Palarong Pambansa 2015 selected peace as the main theme of the games, “since it has always been the perpetual issue in the Mindanao region.”

“This Palaro will not only glorify sports but will unify all Mindanaoans in rallying the support of the whole country for the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law to finally attain the elusive peace in the island,” said Governor Rodolfo del Rosario, chair of the Palaro Executive Committee.

Rallying the theme: “Sports: Breaking Borders, Building Peace”, del Rosario said that it will showcase as “a universal language that has the power to break down barriers, unite people and foster peace.”

“Through this year’s Palarong Pambansa, we will show to the world how sports could be a powerful tool in achieving peace,” del Rosario said.

“The Committee drew on the inimitable power of sports in promoting the ideals of harmony, brotherhood, solidarity and tolerance,” he explained.

On Tuesday, the official logo of the Palarong Pambansao 2015 was unveiled before the members of the Organizing Committee, local officials and members of the press.

According to del Rosario, “the official logo depicts the dominant image of an artistic dove that carries with it an olive branch having 17 leaves representing the regions of the country.”

The peace-themed logo depicts the tri-people diversity of the Palaro delegations, emblazoned with elaborate designs of the Muslim artwork okir, fishes that portray Christianity and the beadworks of the indigenous people.(davaotoday.com)

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