DAVAO CITY – Following the success of Palarong Pambansa 2015, organizers claimed that the Davao del Norte Sports Complex is ready to host a multi-sports tournament such as the Southeast Asian Games.
“We are ready because we are very organized and we really stood up on our statement (of having) the best ever Palarong Pambansa,” said Araceli Ayuste, president of Davao del Norte Tourism Council.
She added that they continue to promote Davao del Norte as the main hub for sports events after it was declared to have the best sports facilities.
“We have to sustain this project. Right now, we are already in the second reading in the Senate about putting up a sports academy,” Ayuste said.
The proposed sports academy will be located at the Davao del Norte Sports Complex in Tagum City.
Meanwhile, members of the local media were disappointed because the IDs given to them were not honored during the event.
“Local media were given IDs but we were not allowed to enter to the place where we were supposed to stay. We could not take good pictures of the Palarong Pambansa,” veteran photojournalist Seth Delos Reyes said.
Ayuste said that there was a committee in charge for the media.
The recent Palarong Pambansa 2015 was the 58th edition of the annual multi-sporting event for Filipino athletes.(davaotoday.com)