Breaking News

Biazon eyes Muntinlupa as ‘sports hub’

0 0

Photo: Muntinlupa Congressman Jaime Fresnedi and Mayor Ruffy Biazon (third from left) receives the Plaque of Appreciation from Swim League Philippines (SLP) president Fred Ancheta (left) and Chairman Joan Mojdeh (right) during the inauguration of Muntinlupa Aquatics Center and the opening of the 1st Ruffy Biazon Swim Cup coinciding the city’s 105th founding anniversary. The aquatics center is the official home of SLP swimmers.

THE Muntinlupa city government is eyeing to raise the level of sports for the youth as well as to strengthen sports-tourism in order to provide additional employment to the people and to better recognize the city as the center of commerce and sports in the country.

According to Mayor Ruffy Biazon, the city council allocated sufficient funds to repair and maintain the facilities built by the previous administration and the new ones as the new leadership is focusing on post-pandemic programs that would transforms Muntinlupa not just as giant in business and commerce but to become a ‘sports hub’ in the country.

“These facilities are product of visions of the previous administrations and we simply continue this because we foresee the city’s potential to become a strong sports-tourism destination in the country. We have a lot of athletes in the National Team who come from the city and we have even more young people who will be encouraged in sports if our facilities are adequate and considered world-class,” said Biazon after the inauguration of the newly built indoor Olympic-size Muntinlupa Aquatics Center in Brgy. Tunasan.

The FINA standard swimming center is located inside Muntinlupa Sports Complex where it is also used for competition and school activities with basketball gymnasium, and football pitch.

As a starter, the city government, in partnership with the Swim League Philippines (SLP) led by Fred Ancheta, conducted the 1st Ruffy Biazon Swim Cup where a record 1,200 swimmers participated from various clubs and organizations affiliated by SLP.

SEA Games gold medalist Chloe Isleta (left) and the country’s top junior swimmer Jasmine Mojdeh

Including in the partnership, Biazon also announced to sign an agreement with SLP to make MAC the ‘home’ of SLP swimmers and potential members of the National junior squad.

“The Aquatics Center is open for all swimming clubs that want to train here, but to date we have already agreed on the SLP proposal and we are preparing the memorandum of agreement (MOA),” said Biazon who was accompanied in the event coinciding the 105th founding celebration of Muntinlupa City by Vice Mayor Artemio Simundac, Congressman Jaime Fresnedi, SLP Chairman Joan Mojdeh and FINIS Philippines Managing Director Vince Garcia.

Southeast Asian Games gold medalist and FINA World Championship representative Chloe Isleta, National Junior record holder and World Junior semifinalist Jasmine ‘Water Beast’ Mojdeh, swimming prospects Amina Bungubung, Julia Basa and Marcus DeKam as well as TODO Para athletes joined in the ceremonial swim-off for the event.

Happy
Happy
0 %
Sad
Sad
0 %
Excited
Excited
0 %
Sleepy
Sleepy
0 %
Angry
Angry
0 %
Surprise
Surprise
0 %

Average Rating

5 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: