The Philippine Sports Commission and the Provincial Government of Sarangani jointly drafted the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 11224 (An Act Establishing the Sarangani Sports Training Center in Alabel), signed into law last year by President Rodrigo Duterte.
Authored by Sen. Manny Pacquiao and Sarangani Rep. Ruel Pacquiao, the law provides for the construction of a regional sports complex within the Provincial Capitol Complex in Alabel town.
According to Sarangani governor Steve Chiongbian Solon, the center will be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities such as a covered track oval, lawn tennis, volleyball and basketball courts, venues for weightlifting, boxing, and taekwondo, and a three-storey, 200-bed dormitory.
The PSC has offered to declare Sarangani as Soccsksargen Region’s training center and support the deployment of coaches and trainers, and hosting of sporting events.
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