Executive Assistant to the Governor for Sports, Angel Verdeflor, yesterday said they are seeking assistance from the Philippine Sports Commission for the replacement of the old rubberized track oval at the Panaad Stadium.
Verdeflor said Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. wrote a letter to PSC Chairman William "Butch" Ramirez exploring the possibility of sharing the cost of the rehabilitation of the track oval.
"Ensuring the upkeep of the Panaad Track Oval really costs a lot for the Provincial Government, thus, we are seeking your agency's assistanceor allocation from the PSC Board to materialize our goal of continually providing world-class competition and training venue for our local and even national athletes coming from the region," the governor said in the letter.
Marañon also said that the Panaad football pitch has been maintained for competition standards and had already been certified by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) as playable for international and regional football events with the upgrade of the lighting facilities.
Meanwhile, Verdeflor said they will need at least an 18 to 20 million peso-budget for the new rubberized track oval. He said the present one has “expired” in 2015 and needs to be replaced.*NAB
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