Davao del Norte, May 9 (PIA) - - Davao del Norte District 1 Congressman Anthony del Rosario hoped that bill establishing the Davao Sports Academy at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex in Tagum City will pass the Senate before its recess on June 11.
“We are actually hoping that the approval of the bill will come before the start of the Palaro but because of what happened in the country like the Mamasapano and so on and so forth, it was delayed,” Del Rosario said.
Cong. Del Rosario said that Senator Sonny Angara, chairman of the Senate Committee on Sports assured him that bill will be approved in the plenary before the recess.
“But the good things is, it is already approved in the Senate Committe on Sports; so we are just waiting for the bill to approve in the plenary,” he said.
The Davao Sports Academy bill will firm the dream of his father Governor Rodolfo del Rosario to place Davao del Norte as the sports capital of the region.
According to the bill, it will institutionalize the provision of support to enable potential athletes to combine their sport and academic/working careers while training intensively in pursuit of world class sports excellence.
Meanwhile, Congressman Del Rosario said that he got positive feedbacks and praises for the conduct of Palarong Pambansa 2015 at the province of Davao del Norte on May 3-9.
“I really can’t say if we did good or not because I was only here during the opening and the closing (programs). But what I’ve been hearing around are positive feedbacks and praises especially from the Deped. Hopefully, totoo ang mga sinasabi nila sa akin (Hopefully, what they’ve been telling me are true),” he said. (PIA11, Michael Uy)