In a press conference last Friday, PSC chairman William 'Butch' Ramirez bared all-in-one complex sports hub that will accomodate national athletes with fully equipped modern facilities worthy for scientific sports trainings.
“It will be an all in one place, we will house our athletes there, we will train them there and it will be the realization of the longtime dream of finally having a worthy sports facility for Filipino athletes,” said Ramirez.
He also emphasized that government has to take the lead in unifying and improving Philippine sports, lamenting that “we are dreaming for an Olympic gold but we cannot even provide a decent dormitory to our athletes."
Ramirez said that “this is not a lip service” stressing the commitment of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to strengthen Philippine sports and lift Filipino athletes to new heights which form part of the plan to revive the Philippine Sports Institute through an Executive Order to be signed by President Duterte.
“I will already bring the proposal to the President for approval, anyway, I feel that this is the missing link to Philippine sports’ master plan and he will like this. The executive secretary is already amenable to it,” he added.
Aside from providing state-of-the-art sports facilities, the PSC is also looking to send Filipino athletes and coaches abroad for training.
Ramirez hopes that by 2018, the sports complex which he estimates will cost between P3 to P6 billion which will be built by the BCDA, will be inaugurated at that time.