PSC lends a hand to Marawi

October 13, 2018

HERE’S  another good news to Marawi City.

As part of  the government’s continuing  efforts  to help in the recovery of  Marawi City, the  Philippine Sports Commission (PSC)  will  provide  financial assistance for  the  immediate  rehabilitation  of  the  Mindanao  State University-Marawi City Track Oval.        

PSC Chairman William R “Butch” Ramirez  personally announced  the  government sport agency’s assistance  to MSU during  his  regular  media briefing  at the  PSC Administration  Bldg., in Rizal  Memorial  Sports Complex in Vito Cruz, Manila. “Helping in the reconstruction of MSU Track Oval is one of the many ways the Commission is committing itself to Marawi City,” Ramirez  told  officials and sportswriters present dring the lunch-meeting.

“The idea of  partnering with MSU came after  President Rodrigo  Duterte’s formation of Task Force Bangon Marawi, which directs the PSC, and  other government agencies to  provide full support for the  rehabilitation of the city,” added Ramirez, who was accompanied  by commissioners Charles  Maxey  and   Celia Kiram.

MSU President Dr. Habib Macaayong  thanked the PSC onbehalf of the MSU and the people of Marawi.

Macaayong  assured  that the said track oval “will be an open venue  for the citizens of Marawi City,  Mindanaoan athletes in the grassroots level and any athlete who needs it.”

Aside from  the rehabilitation, the PSC will  also establish MSU as the Autonomous Region of Muslim  Mindanao (ARMM) Regional Training Center.

“This will strengthen the talent identification program in the grassroots sports development of Mindanao, with the help of Philippine Sports Institute,” he said.        

The  MSU, on  the  other hand,  will  provide  assistance and  manpower support in  the implementation of the grassroots sports development and talent identification programs of the PSC and PSI in Mindanao.