PSC buying sports gear from China


11:42 PM February 26th, 2012

By: Marc Anthony Reyes, February 26th, 2012 11:42 PM

MANILA, Philippines — Filipino athletes will soon sharpen their skills using equipment manufactured in China.

Philippine Sports Commission chair Richie Garcia yesterday said he will fly to China with commissioner Jolly Gomez on March 3 to shop for equipment that will also be used in national competitions like the Palarong Pambansa.

Garcia said priority will be for brands that are of “Olympic quality” or were used in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

He didn’t say, though, how much the agency will spend for the equipment.

Last December, the PSC purchased from a Chinese firm the landing pit for pole vault although it took the Bureau of Customs several weeks to release the equipment to the agency.

Garcia said the equipment will be used in the Palarong Pambansa in Lingayen, Pangasinan, on May 6 to 13 through the PSC’s “equipment-sharing” program.

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