Thursday, February 26, 2009 [ manilatimes.net ]
TAYTAY, Rizal: The local government has set its eyes on the construction of a P 200-million latest sports complex to replace the Marikina Sports Center that was earlier ceded by the provincial government to Marikina City, where it is situated.
Mayor Joric Gacula said that they have started to expropriate some 13.6-hectares in Barangay Muzon, where they intend to put up the modern day sports complex.
In acquiring titled properties for the venue of the sports complex, the local council earlier passed ordinance No. 1 (series of 2009), which pertains to the legal expropriation procedure.
Under the local government’s development plan, the sports center would be equipped with world-standard facilities, which include an open athletic field (with elevated bleachers), Olympic size pools, and covered basketball courts, among many other sports amenities.
The local chief executive explained that the sports complex, which would be at par with global standards, would host various provincial sports activities, which include the Palarong Lalawigan, the Governor’s Cup, the Palarong Pambansa, the STACAA, among others.
Gacula likewise cited Gov. Ynares 3rd and Rep. Jack Duavit (First District of Rizal), whom he described as consistently supporting their development programs, especially those that has to do with youth empowerment and sports development.-- James Konstantin Galvez