The city LGU has appropriated P10 million for its delegates to the 2020 Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (CARAA). City Sports Coordinator Glen Wansi said bulk of the fund will go to the training of athletes and incentives of trainors to address the poor performance of athletes in the past regional meet.
With the P10M fund, city sports officials are optimistic that the city’s standing in the CARAA will improve. Tabuk City ranked 7th during the 2019 CARAA held in Apayao winning only four golds.
Tabuk City, a component city of Kalinga, is treated as a separate delegation from the provincial contingent in the regional athletic meet effective this year.
Federico Flores Jr., City Division Sports Officer, said aside from school-based training, they will conduct eight Saturdays of training.
The city LGU earlier provided P500, 000.00 for training of athletes during the recently concluded city sports meet.
Majority of the sports officials who were respondents in the evaluation said they were very satisfied on how the athletes were billeted, fed, transported, managed and given supplies including uniforms, Kenneth Atiwag of the City Division of Schools Monitoring and Evaluation Department reported. However, there were still concerns of athletes aired during the evaluation which need to be addressed. He said they will come out with a more structured evaluation to include athletes as respondents.
Wansi said the LGU is looking for remedies to increase sports funds to procure more sports equipment, hire more trainers, and provide the necessary needs of city athletes including the plan to purchase two coaster vehicles.
He informed local officials are considering amendment to the ordinance giving incentives to winning athletes to boost their morale. .
“The city LGU also provides educational scholarship grants to students-athletes,”Wansi said. (JDP/PAB-PIA CAR, Kalinga)