The Senate on Wednesday has approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to create and establish the Philippine High School for Sports.
Voting 21-0-0, the Senate approved on Wednesday Senate Bill No. 1086 or “The Philippine High School for Sports Act of 2019.”
Senator Christopher “Bong” Go lauded the passage of the bill in the Senate, saying it will greatly help sustain the country’s sports renaissance which was spurred by the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.
SB 1086 provides for the establishment of PHSS that shall accept students who have demonstrated the potential of excelling in sports to train in a world-class sports facilities which is at par with international standards while continuing their high school education.
According to Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, chair of Senate committee on education, arts, and culture, the passage of the measure will help “train and develop future generations of world champion Philippine athletes.”
“Mama-maximize natin ‘yung mga pasilidad na ipinatayo na sa New Clark City. Kung ‘di natin gagamitin ‘yun, masasayang. If you want world-class athletes, let them experience world-class facilities,” he added.
It shall offer, on a full or partial scholarship basis, a holistic center for students who have shown potential in excelling in sports and shall provide them with access to education that takes into consideration their training needs.
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