P3.5-billion sports training center rising in Pangasinan | Inquirer Sports

P3.5-billion sports training center rising in Pangasinan

By: - Reporter / @junavINQ
/ 05:25 AM February 21, 2019

The dream of building a new sports training center of global standards, taken for granted and shelved by past Philippine governments, is close to becoming a reality.

President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act 11214, or the Philippine Sports Training Center Act, on Feb. 14, giving hope to Filipino athletes wanting the best training facilities for years.

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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care of the Philippine Sports Commission, will replace the 85-year-old Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila and the outdated PhilSports Complex in Pasig City.

PSC chair Butch Ramirez is upbeat on the potential impact of the PSTC.

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“This is a happy development for Philippine sports,” said Ramirez during Wednesday’s ceremonial signing at Malacañang.

Planned to be built on a 20-hectare area in Rosales, Pangasinan, the PSTC is envisioned as a state-of-the-art training center wherein facilities and amenities for majority of the sports will be constructed.

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.

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