The province of Tarlac will share responsibility in the development of the Philippine Sports Training Center that will rise in Rosales, Pangasinan.
The facilities will be built in a 20-hectare located in the border of Pangasinan and Tarlac, according to Philippine Sports Commission Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez following a discussion with the Senate bicameral conference committee that recently approved a bill.
Senate Bill No. 1716, or the Philippine Amateur Sports Training Center Act, was sponsored and authored by Senator Manny Pacquiao, chair of the Senate Committee on Sports, and was co-sponsored by Senator Sonny Angara.
“We discussed that Tarlac, through governor Susan Yap will have some of the venues, while the main hub is in Pangasinan,” said Ramirez following a press conference yesterday.
The PSTC is expected to help boost the country’s performance in the Olympics and other international sports events, because it will be an additional venue for the training of national athletes.
Bidding for the construction of the facilities is expected to happen within the next six months of 2019.
Ramirez added that this will boost the PSC’s effort to also have a venue for their grassroots sports development program.
Under the bill, P3.5 billion will be allocated initially for the project.