Neophyte Provincial Board (PB) Member Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba is proposing the creation of Cebu Provincial Sports Commission (CPSC) that would outline and implement the sports program of the Capitol.
The proposed ordinance was passed on first reading reading last Monday, August 12.
Alcoseba said it would supplement the intention and policies of the Philippine Sport Commission to “foster physical fitness, self-discipline, teamwork and excellence for the development of a healthy and alert citizenry through a unified national sports promotion and development program.”
“It is the sincere desire of the administration to prepare, train and develop those who are, inclined to sports so that they will have the opportunity to ably represent the Province in national and international competitions,” Alcoseba said in the accompanying resolution of his proposed ordinance.
As an additional office under the governor, the sports commission will have an executive director, who shall be designated by the governor. He will be taken from the organic personnel of the province. In the proposed legislation, CPSC shall be primarily responsible for the crafting and execution of sports program of the Capitol and other related activities of the province of Cebu.
The commission will be composed of five representatives from the private sector. One of which is to be appointed by the governor as chairman. Their respective terms shall be co-terminus with the governor appointing them.
The PB chairman of the committee on sports will be the vice-chair of the commission. The board members who chair the committees on education, finance, and youth; and a representative from the Department of Education, Cebu Province shall also form part of the body. The executive director will also sit as CPSC ex-officio member. (Xerxes Alkuino)