NO damages were reported on any of the venues and facilities that are under the management of the Philippine Sports Commission.
Agency officials said this on Monday after the country felt the effects of Typhoon “Karding” (international name Noru) following its landfall Sunday evening on Eastern Luzon.
The typhoon has also not affected the repairs and rehabilitation being done inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, including two major facilities, the Rizal Memorial Coliseum and Ninoy Aquino Stadium.
Inspections are currently being done to double check for damages.
So far, the RMSC and the NAS served as government quarantine facilities and medical centers for COVID-19 patients for two years
The PSC, through chairman Noli Eala, is slowly opening up the RMC for use as venues for volleyball leagues and other tournaments.
On the other hand, the Teofilo Ildefonso swimming pool inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex hosted the Novice Swim Championship of the Congress of the Philippine Aquatics, Inc. recently.
Availability of the RMC became possible after the Armed Forces of the Philippines gave back control of the facilities to the government sports body last July 19.
So far, the Philsports Arena, which was the venue of international volleyball games last month, finally held games of the Philippine Basketball Association last Friday, and the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium has already hosted an international meet in women’s football two months ago.
The University Athletic Association of the Philippines will soon use the Philsports Arena to host some of the men’s basketball matches.
The track oval at the Philsports Complex in Pasig is already being used as the venue of the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association weekly relays.
Other venues like the RMSC baseball and softball field, the tennis center, the swimming and diving pool, the wushu and wrestling gyms, the billiards and judo hall are already available for use by members of the national team.
The RMFS is also hosting the games of Philippine Football Federation-sanctioned Philippine Football League.
The venues at the National Training Camp in Baguio have not been affected as well, according to initial assessments.