Davao?s sports commission ordinance to be passed next Sanggunian session

Dayap, the youth and sports committee chair as president of the Sangguniang Kabataan, said that the proposed ordinance will be passed for first reading tomorrow (Tuesday) when the council convenes for its third session.


After it will be presented to the 26-man council led by Vice Mayor Sara Duterte, Dayap said, she will call for the third and final committee hearing to finalize the provisions of the ordinance


The DCSC, according to the proposed ordinance, will be acting as an umbrella body for all sports associations, organizations and groups in the city, both from the public and private sectors.


Joaquin Sarabia, athletic manager of the Davao Region Private School Athletic Association (Davao Region-PRISAA), said "it would be good for the sports program of Davao City".


"With that, we would have a sports program that's beneficial to the athletes," added the University of Mindanao sports director who is also the National University Games vice president for Mindanao.


Dayap predicted an early passage for the proposed ordinance citing the support of the other councilors "who have been waiting for this ordinance to be passed". He expects the proposal to be passed before October.


In a previous interview, Vic Sai, president of the Davao City Sports Council, asked the elected councilors to support the passage of the ordinance.


Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William Ramirez, a Davaoeño, has vowed to give P500,000 "as seed money" for the commission when the city council finally approves the ordinance.

The commission, among others, is empowered to implement an integrated sports development program as well as sustain sports training activities, particularly for outstanding athletes and help the city government to identify, plan and manage sports facilities required for the training of athletes and conduct of sports tournaments.