Non-contact sports such as tennis, golf, and biking are allowed in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ), a top government official said yesterday.
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, head of the national task force on the government’s coronavirus disease (Covid-19) response, said only sports where physical distancing can be observed will be permitted under GCQ.
National Academy for Sports
receives Congress approval
The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) expressed excitement after Congress ratified the establishment of the National Academy for Sports (NAS).
"The board is unanimous in saying that this is a welcome development,” PSC chairman William “Butch” Ramirez said in a statement on Tuesday, a day after the Senate and the House of Representatives ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the proposed establishment of NAS.
Ramirez said anything that supports sports development “a great boost to the country's efforts to build a deeper grassroots sports program, which feeds our elite sports programs.”