‘Happy development’ for PH sports as Duterte signs Philippine Sports Training Center Act

first_imgMOST READ View comments A total of P3.5 billion has been earmarked for the construction of the PSTC with the ownership, including all of its facilities and amenities, vested upon the PSC.“We will be hands-on in overseeing the operation and construction of the PSTC,” said Ramirez.Among the structures that will rise inside the PSTC are the administration building, athletes and coaches dormitories, baseball field, beach volleyball courts, bowling center, covered swimming and diving pool, football field, gymnastics center;Multi-purpose gymnasium, rugby pitch, shooting range, tennis courts, velodrome, sports science building, medical center and a multipurpose field for sports such as archery, BMX cycling, lawnballs and petanque, among others.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? UAAP men’s volleyball: UST upends Ateneo, FEU thumps UP for 2nd straight win Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:39PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “We, at the PSC, are extremely grateful to the President for making this historic development happen,” added Ramirez.The PSTC was established primarily to promote and develop sports in the country, achieve excellence in international sports and ensure success in the quest to win medals in the Olympics aside from promoting international amity among nations.Senator Sonny Angara is the chief sponsor of the PSTC in the Senate while Antipolo City congressman Chiqui Roa Puno and Abono partylist solon Conrado Estrella III have its backing in the House of Representatives.The PSTC, planned to be built in a 20-hectare sports hub in Rosales, Pangasinan, is envisioned as a state-of-the-art and highly scientific training center wherein facilities and amenities for majority of the sports will be constructed.It will serve as the official home and primary venue for the development of athletes in the national team and its corresponding training pools along with the sports science and research led the Philippine Sports Institute under the PSC.ADVERTISEMENT President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act 11214 or the Philippine Sports Training Center Act on February 14, sparking hope among Filipino athletes yearning for the best training facility for them to be at par with the world’s finest.The PSTC, which will be established under the care of the Philippine Sports Commission, will replace the 85-year-old Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila and the outdated Philsports Complex in Pasig City as the training hub of the national athletes from various sports.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsPSC chairman Butch Ramirez is upbeat on the potential impact of the PSTC not only on the improved training conditions of elite athletes, but also the opportunity it presents to develop sports on the countryside down to the grassroots level.“This is a happy development for Philippine sports,” said Ramirez during Wednesday’s ceremonial Presidential signing at Malacanang. The dream of building a new sports training center of global standards, taken for granted and shelved by past Philippine governments, finally became a reality.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img

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