PSC buying sports gear from China

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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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  • Anonymous

    why is this news?  most products today are made in China anyway, even brands like Nike and Adidas.  Its true they are low quality but for practice lang, they are adequate.  However for competition, there are certain standards in equipment you have to match the competition like those high-tech swimming and track suits.  But like boxing gloves and shoes for practice, I’m sure Made In China is ok.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W7KL7PIACPEHNTZ2LYJD7XUBZA bogs

     China products ARE NOTORIOUSLY VERY LOW QUALITY …. bakit sa china pa …. masmagandang bumili na lang sa south korea at least mas mataas naman ng kunti sa QUALITY …. MAPAPAHAMAK LANG ANG GAGAMIT NYAN …..

  • http://jaoromero.com/ Jao Romero

    isn’t China notorious for low quality products?

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