Optimistiko ang 35 sa 41 national sports association (NSA’s) na dumalo sa dalawang araw na Directional Meeting na inorganisa ng Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) na mas magiging matibay ang samahan at kampanya ng bansa sa iba’t ibang internasyonal na torneo sa pagtatapos noong Sabado sa Tagaytay City.
Nagpasalamat mismo ang dumalong pangulo at secretary-general ng 35 NSA’s sa presentasyon ng mga programa at ipapatupad na polisiya ng ahensiya sa susunod na apat na taon base na rin sa nais tahakin ng PSC na daan at direksiyon tungo sa ultimong target na ginto sa 2020 Olympics.
“Six months ago, I saw a gloomy picture of the sports in the country,” sabi ni PSC Chairman William Ramirez. “Now, with these meeting with the NSA’s, I am looking at the sports community as one that has one fine direction. With our lover for the country, it will be a good start to take-off up to the 2020 Olympics.”
Ilan sa nagpahayag ng kanilang pasasalamat sa naganap na de-kalibreng pagpupulong sina Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) president Al Panlilio, Association of Boxing Alliances of the Philippines (ABAP) president Ricky Vargas, Gymnastics Association of the Philippines (GA) president Cynthia Carrion-Norton at Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) president Philip Ella Juico.
“I would like to commend the PSC organization for conducting this directional meeting. It is really a good venue for interaction between the agency and the associations, and a good way also of fellowship between the sports officials,” sabi ni Panlilio, na kasamang dumalo sina Vargas at ABAP Executive Director Ed Picson.
“We just want to say thank you to our good chairman, for conducting this very worthy activity,” sabi naman ni Carrion habang inihayag ni Juico na, “Our discussion are very open, and we also had a good time to interact with each other.
We hope our good chairman would do it often.”
Ipinaalam naman ni Ramirez na nakatakdang itayo ng ahensiya sa panunungkulan ang 12 regional training centers, pagkuha ng 60 coordinators, pagbili ng mga high performance equipment, pagtuturo ng sports science at ang pagpapatuloy sa grassroots sports program.
“It’s not just the PSC but also the NSA’s. I believe that with our relationships and partnership, we are looking at a positive direction. We are very happy, in our organization and the NSA’s, who both responded well in our call. Rather than adversarial, we’d rather work together. We also want to inspire corporate help that is why we wanted to picture the good relationship for the sports community,” sabi ni Ramirez. (Angie Oredo)