Pol says Pinoy athletes need help

June 13, 2020
Bong Go

Sports officials must find a way to get athletes to return to training, especially those eyeing Olympic slots, Senator Bong Go said on Friday.

The lawmaker urged the Philippine Sports Commission and the Philippine Olympic Committee to come up with a plan enabling athletes and coaches to use available sports facilities in a manner that is still compliant with health protocols.

“Oras na malampasan natin ang krisis, kailangan ding mapaghandaan ng mga atleta natin ang kanilang mga laban sa paraan na ligtas at makakabuti sa kanilang pag-eensayo,” the chairman of the Senate Committee on Sports, said in a statement.

“Balansehin lang natin, huwag natin biglain, pero huwag rin natin sila pabayaan."

Guidelines must be implemented in close coordination with the Inter-Agency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases to ensure the health of the national pool, the senator added.