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Sports complex in Sorsogon undergoes rehab, expansion works

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The Department of Public Works and Highways said that Sorsogon City can soon host athletic events as the Balogo Sports Complex undergoes rehabilitation and expansion works.

The Balogo Sports Complex is the largest sports facility in the Province of Sorsogon.

DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar hopes that the implementation of the project will lead to locals’ increased participation in sports events and encourage students to develop their skills in various recreational sports.

“Now that more Filipino athletes thrive in the international sports arena, it is high time to encourage everyone, especially the youth, in exploring their capabilities and participating in sports-related events to bring pride to our country,” Secretary Villar was quoted as saying.

The project costs P887 million project and funded under the 2018 General Appropriations Act (GAA). It will be divided into four phases.

“We will ensure that the four (4) phases of implementation will be closely monitored to guarantee that the facilities will meet national standards and specifications,” Villar said.

The first phase includes the construction of an 80-meter track and field and 12,000-seater stadium that are targeted to be finished on the third quarter of 2020, in time for the Palarong Bicol on 2021 and Palarong Pambansa on 2022, the DPWH said.