By Kyle Encarnacion
MANILA — The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) is just waiting for the go-signal of the Inter Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID) to implement its prepared plans and programs for the resumption of training for all the national athletes in its proposed bubble training camp at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna.
PSC Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez reveal the update after the agencies planning session for the remaining days of 2020 and setting all their plans and programs along with many sports activities that are designed to reinvigorate and revive the sports in 2021.
“Nakaset-up na kami, hinihintay na lamang namin ang approval ng IATF,” said Ramirez. “Natapos na namin at okey na ang negotiation namin with Aspire management and kami ang magbabayad sa training camp doon.”
The PSC has sent home almost all of 800 national athletes under its care in the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex and at the PhilSports Complex in Pasig right before the outbreak of COVID19.
While taking the utmost safety and health protocols on the program, the sports agency expect the return to training of all the athletes that includes those that will be seeking qualification to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics while others are for the 31st Southeast Asian Games at Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) both set next year.
“We don’t operate with our partners NSAs because we also need their inputs. We always had that fear also sana wala nang ma-infect habang tinatapos ang pasko. We also instructed Marc Velasco to be very, very strict with health protocols dahil isa lang tamaan sira lahat ng plano,” said Ramirez. (AI/MTVN)