PSC sports facilities subject to renovation

posted August 06, 2017 at 06:01 pm
by  Peter Atencio
RENOVATIONS and repair of facilities that are under the care of the Philippine Sports Commission will take place in the last quarter of the year.

PSC chairman William “Butch” Ramirez said this will now be possible as the sale of the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex is no longer pushing through.

“Bago mag-last quarter ng taon, around December ‘yan (renovation),” said Ramirez, who added at the facilities at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila, the Philsports Complex in Pasig and the Amoranto Stadium in Quezon City are among those undergoing a makeover.

He said that they will have more funds now that other government agencies will get involved.

This is because of the public interest shown in the preservation of the 83-year old sports complex in Vito Cruz

PSC chairman William “Butch” Ramirez
“There are many groups that are happy, just when they thought that the negotiations on Rizal Memorial was pushing through,” added Ramirez.

The makeover at Rizal Memorial will involve the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, which is the overall policy making body, coordinating, and grants-giving agency for the preservation, development and promotion of Philippine arts and culture.

Officials of the NCCA informed him that  aside from the funding that the PSC will have for the renovation,  they are also willing to shell out additional funds.

More funding assistance will also come from the National Historic Institute.

The office of Congressman Crystal Bagatsing of the fifth district of Manila will also shell out funds to help rehabilitate RMSC since this is in her area of responsibility. 

Topics: Philippine Sports Commission , Sports facilities , William “Butch” Ramirez
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