LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, June 1 (PIA) — The Department of Education (DepEd) backs Pangasinan’s plan to put up a sports academy.
The academy is the province’s sports development strategy, and in support to this, DepEd turned-over P2 million worth of various sports equipment to the province last May 29 in its office in Pasig City.
These equipment were used during the recently concluded Palarong Pambansa hosted by Pangasinan. DepEd believes that donating it will be put to good use by athletes who will train in the sports academy.
“This is the program that we want to advocate. Hopefully, Pangasinan will become the model for other provinces that will host the next Palarong Pambansa,” cited DepEd Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro.
Meanwhile, Gov. Amado Espino Jr. expressed his elation to DepEd for giving the province the opportunity to host the national games this year. He also assured the DepEd officials that he will live up to his promise of making this endeavor a benchmark of future “palaro” in the country.
He further noted that the province is one with the department’s concern of having a continuous focus in developing sports for young and aspiring athletes. (JCR/PIA 1 Pangasinan with reports from PIO)