By Glen S. Ramos
MANILA – Sports and local officials came in full force for the historic inauguration of the Marawi Convention Center and Sarimanok Sports Complex last May 20 in Marawi City.
Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Comissioner Charles Maxey and long-jump legend Elma Muros-Posadas have joined local and national officials from the National Housing Authority and Task Force Bangon Marawi.
The four-hectare Sarimanok Sports Complex has a 3,700-seating-capacity stadium that will serve as a venue for holding different sports activities. It includes a track and field, football field, basketball court, volleyball court, tennis court, indoor badminton court, shower and locker area, and offices.
The one-hectare Marawi Convention Center, meanwhile, is an auditorium that could accommodate a crowd of at least 1,000. It has a 1,500-square-meter exhibit area that can hold 120 to 150 booths and a parking area with 170 car slots. The center can be utilized for indoor activities, meetings, and symposiums, among others.
The government spent P400 million for the said projects and was sourced from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management – Marawi Recovery, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Program (NDRRM-MRRRP).
The two projects were spearheaded by Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) and the National Housing Authority (NHA) which are working towards the continuous rehabilitation of the city (EGR/ai/mtvn)