Now a law: Government to create state of the art, 'scientific' sports center

Dharel Placido, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 19 2019 08:44 PM

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law that paves the way for the creation of a state of the art and highly scientific sports center.

Duterte signed on Feb. 14 Republic Act 11214 which provides for the establishment of the Philippine Sports Training Center, which shall serve as the “official home and primary venue for the development of athletes in the national team.”

The training center shall have various amenities, including a baseball field, beach volleyball courts, bowling center, covered swimming and diving pool, a football field, gymnastics center, multi-purpose gymnasium, multi-purpose field, a rugby pitch, skeet and trap range, softball field, track and field oval, tennis courts, velodrome, weight training building, and other smaller facilities.

The training center will get a P3.5 billion funding from the General Appropriations Act and will be owned and managed by the Philippine Sports Commission.

It shall be constructed within a period of 18 months in a location “suitable and conducive to high-level training of athletes, coaches and referees.”