Philippine Sports Program

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These, despite the fact that through the early part of the second half of the 20th century, our country was able to produce world-class talents in boxing, billiards, baseball, football/ soccer, basketball, track and fields and swimming among popular sports like Lydia de Vega, Paeng Nepomuceno, Akiko Thompson, Elma Muros, Eric Buhain, Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes, and the pride of Philippine sports, pound for pound boxing champion Congressman Manny Pacquiao, among others. Among the government agencies in charge of the sports development program of our country is the Department of Education which is mandated to organize sports development programs in the grassroots level that are geared towards growth and development of athletes that could represent not…show more content…
The creation of the SPS program in the basic education curriculum opens the door for all young and potential Filipino athletes dreaming to join the national pool of athletes who will be representing the country in the international arena. It is in this program whereby students are given special curriculum wherein the students need to choose only one or two sports discipline to join until she/he will finish her/his secondary education. Part of the regular load of the students, which is usually scheduled at 3 to 5 pm, is her/his daily training in the said fields of sports where she/he chooses to join. The difference of the SPS program with that of the regular PE classes is that the student athletes under the SPS receive much more attention than their counterparts in the regular program. Thus, SPS athletes train in a daily basis following a more intense and properly planned training program from where trainings start of the school year. This is not so in the case of their counterparts in the regular program where trainings start only two weeks or, worse, one week before the actual competition; that is if they are selected to join the team that will be…show more content…
71 wherein the secretary decreed that 20 percent of the subsidy should go to training of teachers and administrators on relevant topics in sports; 40 percent is for the procurement of sports supplies including athletic uniforms; 5 percent for the procurement of instructional materials in SPS; 20 percent should be allocated for student development activities such as training, workshops, participation in DepEd- approved competitions in sports including travel allowance; and 15 percent will be for participation in DepEd-sponsored scholarships, professional upgrading of teachers including enrolment in a master’s degree program in

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