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PSC Commissioner Hayco vows to back Cebu City’s bid to host Palarong Pambansa 2024

By: Glendale G. Rosal - Multimedia Correspondent - CDN Digital | February 02,2023 - 02:31 PM

PSC Commissioner Hayco vows to back Cebu City’s bid to host Palarong Pambansa 2024. In photo is the Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC). | From CCSC's Facebook page

Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC). | From CCSC’s Facebook page

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Commissioner Edward Hayco of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) promises assistance to the Cebu City government in its bid to host the Palarong Pambansa next year. 

Hayco joined a presser on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023 at the City Hall during Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama’s announcement for their bid to host the Palarong Pambansa.

The former Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC) chairman and the “Father of Cebu Dancesport” said that he was optimistic that the PSC top honchos in Manila would fast-track all the Cebu City LGU’s needs in its bid to host the multi-sporting meet next year. 

Hayco, particularly pointed out in helping Cebu City rehabilitate and renovate the CCSC, which was originally constructed in 1994 to host the Palarong Pambansa that happened in Cebu City. 

During yesterday’s announcement, Rama and CCSC officials announced that the sports center would undergo major renovations and rehabilitation to prepare it for Palarong Pambansa next year even though they were still bidding for its hosting. 

“It will be a source of pride for Cebu, after 30 years. It’s going to be a sentimental and nostalgic national event. Now, what PSC can do is to assist in helping renovate the CCSC. We already have plans with the commissioners. We will be having a wishlist that we hope that the national leaders can check,” said Hayco. 

National training center 

Besides Palarong Pambansa, Hayco also said that they were planning to build a national training center at the CCSC as part of PSC’s thrust to provide local athletes a more convenient training center.

Building a PSC national training center in key cities such as Cebu has been planned in the previous PSC administration, but it has never materialized for unknown reasons.

This time, Hayco revived the plans of putting up a national training center which is a regional branch of PSC to train athletes which is likely coinciding during the rehabilitation and renovation of CCSC. 

CCSC and the Cebu City LGU has yet to announce the start of work on the sports center. 


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