PH President Duterte Signs Sports Training Center Act

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Philippine Sports Training Center

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte may not be keen on sports betting or mobile sports betting in the Philippines, but he does support his Filipino athletes.

On Thursday, February 14th, 2019 the Philippine President showed his athletes some love by signing the Sports Training Center Act or officially the Republic Act 11214.

This law sets aside ₱3.5-billion for the establishment and construction of a training facility dedicated to high-level athletes, coaches, and referees. The training facility will be owned and maintained by the Philippine Sports Commission.

The training facility will be known as the Philippine Sports Training Center (PSTC) and will serve as the official home and primary venue for Philippine National teams. The PSTC will house sports and training facilities for at least 39 national sports associations.

Proposed Facilities:

  • Baseball field
  • Beach volleyball courts
  • Bowling center
  • Covered swimming and diving pool
  • Football field
  • Gymnastics center
  • Multi-purpose gymnasium
  • Multi-purpose field
    • Archery range
    • BMX track
    • Lawn balls and petanque field
    • Rugby pitch
    • Skeet and trap range
    • Softball field
  • Track and field oval
  • Lawn tennis courts
  • Velodrome

Other Facilities:

  • Administration building
  • Athletes’ and coaches’ dormitory
  • Conference and seminar hall
  • Guests’ villas
  • Sports science building
  • Mess hall
  • Recreation hall
  • Library
  • Weight training building
  • School buildings
  • Medical center
  • Worship and meditation room

The law requires the new training facility to be located in an area that is suited for athlete training and gives a time frame of 18 months for the construction to be built.

The law states that “It is the policy of the State to promote and develop sports in the country, to achieve excellence in international sports competitions, to achieve success in the countries quest to achieve competitiveness in the Olympic games and to promote international amity among nations.”

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