SOLON PUSHES FOR INCLUSION OF BOXIG, WEIGHTLIFTING ON UAAP, NCAA COMPETITIONS
ILOCOS Sur Rep. Deogracias Savellano is urging the organizers of the Universities Athletic Association of the Philippines and the National Collegiate Athletic Association to include boxing and weightlifting as added sports areas on the annual competitions of the leagues.
In his House Resolution 2195, Savellano said the victorious Philippines campaign in the Tokyo Olympics was contributed by boxing and weightlifting which are not included in the UAAP and NCAA program of completions.
“These sports events, in the number of participation of the country in the Olympics were also contributory to the medals won,” Savellano said in his resolution.
The lawmaker said in the search for international-caliber athletes, the academe has a deep bench of potential athletes.
He further said that the leagues’ organizers can provide incentives to those who express strong interest in the boxing and weightlifting categories.
The resolution stated that the Philippine Sports Commission and the Philippine Olympic Committee can extend their institutional resources and influence to boost the program.