REPUBLIC ACT NO. 11214, February 14, 2019
AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SPORTS COMPLEX KNOWN AS THE "PHILIPPINE SPORTS TRAINING CENTER", AND PROVIDING FUNDS FOR THE ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY, THE CONSTRUCTION OF FACILITIES, AND THE ADMINISTRATION, MAINTENANCE, AND MANAGEMENT OF THE CENTER
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:
Section 1. Short Title. - This Act shall be known as the "Philippine Sports Training Center Act".
Sec. 2. Declaration of Policy. - It is the policy of the State to promote and develop sports in the country, to achieve excellence in international sports competitions, to ensure success in the country's quest to achieve competitiveness in the Olympic Games and to promote international amity among nations. Pursuant thereto, the establishment and construction of a national sports training facility shall be a primary strategy to achieve the foregoing objectives.
Furthermore, under Article XIV, Section 19 of the Philippine Constitution, the State shall promote physical education and encourage sports programs, league competitions, and amateur sports, including training for international competitions to foster self-discipline, teamwork, and excellence for the development of a healthy and alert citizenry. To further this policy, the State shall establish and construct a state-of-the-art and highly scientific sports complex.
Sec. 3. Establishment of the Philippine Sports Training Center. - There is hereby established a state-of-the-art and highly scientific sports complex to be known as the Philippine Sports Training Center (PSTC).
After a period of planning not exceeding six (6) months upon the effectivity of this Act, the necessary sports facilities and amenities, which are at par with international standards, shall be constructed within a period of eighteen (18) months in a location suitable and conducive to high-level training of athletes, coaches and referees.
Sec. 4. Objectives of the Philippine Sports Training Center. - The objectives of the PSTC are as follows:
(a) To serve as the official home and primary venue for the development of athletes in the National Team and its corresponding training pools included in the list of sports contemplated therein, through the use of scientific principles and programs, proven training techniques, and modern equipment and facilities that are at par with international standards;
(b) To contribute to sports science and research as the national sports training institution assisted by the Philippine .Sports Commission (PSC), through the Philippine Sports Institute (PSI), as mandated by Republic Act No. 6847;
(c). To serve as venue for the training of coaches and referees;
(d) To host local and international competitions, if necessary; and
(e) For any other purpose inherent and incidental for the purposes for which the PSTC was created.
Sec. 5. Sports Facilities and Amenities. - The PSTC shall include the following training facilities and amenities:
(a) Administration Building
(b) Athletes and Coaches Dormitory
(c) Baseball Field
(d) Beach Volleyball Courts
(e) Bowling Center
(f) Conference and Seminar Hall
(g) Covered Swimming and Diving Pool
(h) Football Field
(i) Gymnastics Center
(j) Multi-purpose Gynasium
(k) Multi-purpose field including, but not limited to, Archery Range, BMX Track, Lawnballs and Petanque Field
(1) Rugby Pitch
(m) Skeet and Trap Range
(n) Softball Field
(o) Track and Field Oval
(p) Tennis Courts
(r) Villas for Guests
(s) Sports Science Building
(t) Mess Hall
(u) Recreation Hall (AV Room)
(w) Weight Training Building
(x) School Buildings
(y) Medical Center
(z) Worship and Meditation Room
The PSTC shall include sports facilities and amenities for the Olympic sports and other non-Olympic sports such as the following:
(8) Billiard and Snookers
(9) BMX and Cycling
(23) Lawn Tennis
(31) Soft Tennis
(33) Table Tennis
Any other sport, with duly accredited and recognized national sports association, not listed herein, shall be made part of the PSTC sports training and development program, as deemed significant and necessary by the PSC.
Sec. 6. Administration,, Management, Operation and Maintenance of the PSTC. -' The PSC is vested with the authority to administer, manage, operate and maintain the PSTC including the administration of incidental income, security of the complex, assignment of personnel and hiring of managers, specialists, and other administrative staff as may be needed and as determined by the PSC: Provided, That the PSC shall employ professional and highly skilled managers with long and vast experience in sports administration and management to ensure the proper maintenance and upkeep of the PSTC and its facilities and other amenities.
Sec. 7. Ownership of the Philippine Sports Training Center. - The ownership of the PSTC, including its sports facilities and amenities, is hereby vested upon the PSC.
The Title of the land over which the PSTC is established shall be transferred to the PSC in accordance with law either by grant, donation, or payment of just compensation.
Sec. 8. Report to Congress. — The Chairman of the PSC shall submit a report to the Chairpersons of the House Committee on Youth and Sports Development and the Senate Committee on Sports on a quarterly basis regarding the status of the construction of the PSTC until the completion of the same.
Sec. 9. Deputy Executive Director. - There shall be a Deputy Executive Director who shall be appointed or designated as such by the PSC Chairperson, and shall direct and supervise the day-to-day operations of the PSTC. The Deputy Executive Director must be a citizen of the Republic of the Philippines, of good moral character, a college graduate and has at least five (5) years experience in sports administration.
The PSC Chairperson shall likewise appoint or designate other personnel to assist the Deputy Executive Director in the operations of the PSTC as deemed necessary.
Sec. 10. Assistance by the Government Entities. - The PSC may call upon any government agency for assistance in the acquisition and/or possession, including transfer of Title over the property where the PSTC will be located, in planning and site development of the property, in the management of the facilities that shall ensure its proper maintenance and safeguard the national athletes, coaches and staff in the PSTC, as well as, in the implementation of its training and skills program.
Sec. 11. Funding. - For the establishment and construction of the PSTC, the amount of Three billion five hundred million pesos (P3,500,000.00) is hereby appropriated and shall be included in the annual General Appropriations Act (GAA). Thereafter, the amount necessary to carry out other provisions of this Act, particularly for the maintenance, operation, and management of the PSTC shall be included in the budget of PSC in the GAA. Likewise, all incidental income that may be derived by the PSC in the management and operation of the PSTC shall form part of the National Sports Development Fund (NSDF).
Sec. 12. Implementing Rules and Regulations. - The PSC shall, in consultation and in coordination with the Department of Budget and Management and the Department of Public Works and Highways, promulgate not later than thirty (30) days upon the effectivity of this Act, the necessary rules and regulations for the effective implementation of this Act: Provided, That the failure to promulgate the rules and regulations shall not prevent the implementation of this Act upon its effectivity.
Sec. 13. Separability Clause. - If any provision of this Act is declared unconstitutional, the remainder of this Act or any provision not affected thereby shall remain in full force and effect.
Sec. 14. Repealing Clause. — All laws, decrees, orders, issuances, rules and regulations or parts thereof inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed, amended or modified accordingly.
Sec. 15. Effectivity. - This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in the Official Gazette or in a newspaper of general circulation.
(SGD.) VICENTE C. SOTTO III
President of the Senate
(SGD.) GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
Speaker of the House of Representatives
This Act which is a consolidation of House Bill No. 5615 and Senate Bill No. 1716 was passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on December 10, 2018 and December 6, 2018, respectively.
(SGD.) MYRA MARIE D. VILLARICA
Secretary of the Senate
(SGD.) DANTE ROBERTO P. MALING
Acting Secretary General House of Representatives
Approved: FEB 14 2019
(SGD.) RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE
President of the Philippines