Vice President Mikee Romero welcomes donation of Bataan land to PSTC – Manila Bulletin
Vice President Mikee Romero welcomed the donation of land where the proposed Advanced Sports Training Center in the Philippines (PSTC) will be built to become the official home of Filipino athletes – budding and elite.
“Being one of the authors of the law that creates the creation of a modern sports complex, I am honored that our athletes will soon have a place where they can develop their talents,” said Romero. “It will be their future home away from home.”
The representative of 1Pacman Partylist also congratulated the provincial government of Bataan for donating six lots with an area of more or less 250,000 square meters in the municipality of Bagac – about three hours from the capital, Manila.
Besides his historic exploits, Romero said Bagac is rich in agricultural and aquatic resources which are essential for providing nutrients during the training of the national team pool members.
“Due to its natural wonders, Bagac is a perfect training ground and it is far from the angry crowds of the metropolis,” he added.
No less than the chairman of the Philippine Sports Commission (SPC), William “Butch” Ramirez, officially received the deed of donation from the governor of Bataan, Albert Raymond “Abet” Garcia, last week.
Romero, who owns the PBA’s NorthPort team in addition to being one of the founding directors of the Philippine National Federation of Polo Players, said the establishment of the PSTC was seen as the flagship sporting project under the administration. from President Duterte.
“This is a dream come true for our national athletes because in three to four years they will have a state-of-the-art facility that is on par with some of the best in the world,” Romero said. “In addition, it can also host future international events. More than that, it can provide livelihood for local residents. “
The P3.5 billion sports complex will target archery, track and field, badminton, baseball, basketball, beach volleyball, bowling, taekwondo, karate, judo athletes , wrestling, cycling (velodrome), sports dance, football, gymnastics, handball, lawn tennis, sepak takraw, shooting, softball, squash, swimming, table tennis, volleyball, water polo d climbing and weight lifting.
Romero said providing sufficient funding for the CPS was also a priority in his sports program in Congress.
“The PSC should not only have sufficient funding, but also the powers to advance the well-being of national athletes through rewards and awards,” he added.
It will also include equipment for administration, sports science, medicine and dormitories for athletes and coaches.
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