Trillanes wants Senate to scrutinize poor performance of PHL at London Olympics

Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV is urging the Senate to look into the state of Philippine sports following the lackluster performance of the country’s 11-man delegation to the recent London Summer Olympics and the last Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.

 

“We recognize the talent of our Filipino athletes and their display of perseverance, dedication, moral courage, strength of character and competitive spirit in various athletic competitions. It is very evident, however, based on our recent performances in global and regional competitions, that our country is not at par with the Olympic competitors and lags behind our Southeast Asian neighbors as well,” said Trillanes.

 

Trillanes filed Senate Resolution No. 838, urging the Senate Committee on Amateur Sports Competitiveness and other appropriate committees to conduct an inquiry in aid of legislation into the current state of sports development in the Philippines after the poor performance of Filipino athletes.

 

He pointed out that it has been 16 years since the country last won a medal courtesy of Mansueto “Onyok” Velasco, who won a silver medal in boxing at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

 

Seeking to uplift the status of sports in the country, Trillanes also filed Senate Bill 3092 which would create the Department of Sports. This agency will formulate policy, plan, coordinate, implement, promote and develop sports and physical fitness in the country.

 

“It is hoped that once the Department of Sports is established, sports would once again become an integral component of youth development, a galvanizing force for national unity and a source of national pride,” Trillanes explained. 

 

Trillanes added that despite the mandate of the 1987 Constitution, the government seems to have overlooked the crucial role of sports in national development. #

 

Mahinang performance ng mga atleta sa Olympics, pinaiimbestigahan ni Trillanes


Pinabubusisi ni Senador Antonio "Sonny" F. Trillanes IV sa Senado ang nakadidismayang performance ng mga ipinadalang manlalaro sa katatapos lamang na London Summer Olympics at ang nakaraang Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.

 

“Kinikilala natin ang talento ng mga atletang Pinoy at ang pagpapakita nila ng tyaga, dedikasyon, tapang at tibay ng loob sa iba’t ibang kompetisyon. Ngunit kitang-kita base sa mga nakaraang mga laro sa palakasan sa buong mundo maging sa rehiyon man na ang ating bansa ay hindi kayang makipagsabayan sa Olympics at napagiiwanan na ng ating mga kalapit bansa sa Asya,” pahayag ni Trillanes.

 

Sa inihain nyang Senate Resolution No. 838, pinaiimbestigahan ni Trillanes sa Senate Committee on Amateur Sports Competitiveness at iba pang komite ang kalagayan ng isports sa Pilipinas matapos nga ang hindi magandang performance ng mga atletang Pinoy.

 

Binigyang-diin ng senador na 16 na taon na ang nakalipas ng huling makasungkit ng medalya ang Pilipinas sa Olympics sa pamamagitan ni Mansueto “Onyok” Velasco na nakakuha ng silver medal sa boxing noong 1996 sa Atlanta Olympics.

Sa pagnanais na iangat ang kalagayan ng isports sa bansa, nauna nang inihain ni Trillanes ang Senate Bill 3092 na bubuo ng Department of Sports. Ang ahensyang ito ang siyang gagawa ng mga polisiya, plano, koordinasyon, pagpapatupad, pagpapalaganap at pagpapaunlad isports sa bansa.

 

“Ako ay umaasa na sa oras na maitatag ang Department of Sports, ang isports ay muling magiging bahagi ng pagpapaunlad sa mga kabataan – isang pwersang magpapaigting sa pagkakaisa at ating pagkamakabayan,” paliwanag ni Trillanes.

 

Dagdag pa ni Trillanes ang gobyerno ay tila hindi napagtutuunan ang napakahalagang papel ng isports sa pangkalahatang kaunlaran kahit pa ito ay nakasaad sa Saligang Batas. #