The 30th Southeast Asian Games opened with a torch lighting ceremony which was led by Senator Christopher “Bong” Go along with Davao City Vice Mayor Sebastian Duterte.
As the 30th SEA Games officially opens, the New Clark City Sport’s Complex is nearing completion. Philippine Sports Commissioner Charles Raymond Maxey is confident that the said complex is going to be completed in time for the 30th SEA Games.
“The Clark Sports Complex is at 95% finished. As a matter of fact, I was there the other day and the aquatic center and athletics center are nearing operational status,” Maxey said.
At his speech at the Torch Lighting Ceremony, Senator Go mentioned how the facilities that are currently nearing completion are going to be beneficial to young athletes who wish to study and train to hone their skills with their specific sport.
“We are going to put up schools for young athletes at New Clark City where they can both train in world-class facilities at the New Clark City Sports Complex while being able to pursue their studies to ensure that young athletes who wish to go to college will be able to do so,” Senator Go said.
The proposed plan by Senator Go has been presented to the Senate under his role as the chairman of the committee on sports.
“As the chairman of the committee on sports in the senate, I am going to push for the long-term sports development for the Philippines. One of the proposed policies that I have presented to the senate is the National Sports Academy for High School,” Senator Go said.
The senator has also presented his plans to the Department of Education (DepEd), Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) regarding the proposed project.
“I have coordinated with the DepEd, BCDA, and PSC and they have reacted positively to my proposal,” Senator Go said. (PIA/Kevin Caro)
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