REELECTIONIST Senator Sonny Angara vowed to continue supporting Filipino athletes following the enactment of the law creating the Philippine Sports Training Center (PSTC), which he vigorously pushed in the Senate.
Angara made the vow after the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) thanked him for his instrumental role in bringing the PSTC to fruition with the signing into law of Republic Act 11214 by President Rodrigo Duterte.
Through Republic Act 11214, Duterte allocated P3.5 billion for the establishment of a modern sports complex for national athletes, otherwise known as the Philippine Sports Training Center (PSTC).
Angara, vice chair of the Senate Committee on Sports, expressed hope the planned sports facility will “create Olympians, produce future hall of famers, and most importantly, empower the Filipino to win.”
“This is a milestone in the effort to uplift the state of Philippine sports and a commitment of support to our athletes on and off-season,” Angara said.
Like Angara, 1Pacman party-list REP. Mikee Romero hailed the PSTC Act as a 'dream come true' for Filipino athletes.
“It’s a dream come true for our national athletes because in two years time they will have a modern sports facility that is at par with some of the best in the world,” said Romero. “Certainly, this is one of the landmark sports projects under the administration of President Duterte.”
“Everything about this PSTC must be a labor of love, graft and corruption free and must meet world-class standards,” said Romero.