Solon says no to sports stadium at QMC

A leader of the House of Representatives on Wednesday thumbed down the plan to build a coliseum in the Quezon Memorial Circle, citing the havoc that this would create on the natural parks and historic value of the circle.

Quezon City Rep. Winston Castelo chairman of the House special committee on Metro Manila Development Committee, said the idea of Quezon City Rep. Vincent Crisologo be appropriate for such a huge edifice.

“The place would not be appropriate. It would compromise the beauty of the place as serene and tranquil,” Castelo said.

Crisologo, who is running for Quezon City mayor, earlier said he plans to build an auditorium at the QMC as he sees it a big place fit for an auditorium.

While cities like Manila, Caloocan, San Juan, and Makati have their own large sports auditoriums and basketball stadiums, Crisologo said Quezon City does not have one.

“My plan is to build [an] auditorium there. Quezon City is the only city with no air-airconditioned as well as multi-purpose hall that can be used as basketball court. Others have it already,” Crisologo said. 

Topics: House of Representatives , Quezon Memorial Circle , Winston Castelo
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