Cebu City Sports Center’s facelift
Almost four years after a group of concerned joggers started a petition, the rubber oval of the Cebu City Sports Center finally got a much- needed P40- million replacement of its tracks, first laid in 1994. The facelift allowed Cebu City to host the Prisaa National Meet in April 2012. It also paved the way for Cebu to be considered as host of the matches involving the Philippine men’s football team, more popularly known as the Azkals. Aside from hosting friendlies, the Philippine Football Federation now has bigger plans for the sports center, like hosting the Asian Football Confederation Challenge Cup qualifiers in 2013. But it’s not just star athletes who are enjoying the newly rehabilitated facilities; on early mornings and after 5 p. m., as well as weekends, hundreds of joggers and walkers avail themselves of the city’s largest sports venue, exercising their right to a healthier lifestyle.
MORE THAN A FRESH COAT OF PAINT. A maintenance employee of the Cebu City Sports Complex paints the stairs leading to the urn as the complex, built for the Palarong Pambansa in 1994, underwent rehabilitation ahead of the Prisaa National
Games in April 2012.