PSC rues lack of work at SEAG triathlon venue
This has disappointed Philippine Sports Commission Chairman William Ramirez when he and members of his board visited the places that have been tapped inside the Subic Bay Freeport Zone as venues for the biennial meet. “Wala pang ginagawa,” said Ramirez when he stepped into the beach front area at the Boardwalk along Dewey Blvd., which will be the site of the triathlon competitions. The Boardwalk will also be used for duathlon, open water swimming and modern pentathlon and PSC officials noted the lack of sign boards declaring the area as a site for the Games. Ramirez, who is also the Chef de Mission of the national team, paid a surprise visit to the many facilities of the Games on the eve of the signing of a tripartite agreement with the Philippine Olympic Committee and the Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee. The agreement will pave the way for the release of the P6-billion budget that PHISGOC needs in its operations. Joining Ramirez in the visit were commissioners Ramon Fernandez, Charles Maxey and Arnold Agustin. Deputy Chef de Mission Stephen Fernandez was also around. The PSC chief took note of the debris and the trash that have been collected in certain areas around the beach. Ramirez also expressed disappointment when he and three other commissioners went to Remy Field and its tennis courts, where they saw that renovation work was still in progress. At the Subic Bay Exposition and Convention Center, Ramirez noted that the rooms that will be used for muay, table tennis and pencak silat are still bare.