Duterte backs sports academy for high school students

Arianne Merez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 22 2019 06:01 PM

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday backed the creation of a National Academy for Sports.

Duterte, in his fourth State of the Nation Address, said he is in favor of such an academy for high school students.

“I support the measure to create the National Academy for Sports for high school students,” he said.

The President in February this year signed a law that will kick-start the creation of the Philippine Sports Training Center (PSTC) which aims to provide a new home to Filipino athletes aside from the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex.