The General Trias Sports Park at barangay Santiago was blessed in a ceremony last Friday, October 15, 2010.
Mayor Luis “Jon-Jon” Ferrer IV leads the inauguration and formal opening of the new sports facility in the municipality which houses the world class oval and Sports and Science Instructional Building.
The blessing ceremony was officiated by Rev. Fr. Claro Sumagui. Gracing the event were the local officials and department heads of the municipality, DepEd district supervisors and principals, representatives from the construction companies and Ms. Arlita Narag, Public Affairs Manager representing Intel Technology Philippines.
The Sports Park bespeaks of Intel’s commitment to helping their community. A gift born out of Intel volunteers’ hard work, time and volunteer spirit. A dream realized through the collaboration and harmonious partnership of Intel Technology Philippines, the Local Government of General Trias and General Trias Department of Education dedicated to further promote sports and educational development among students and residents of the town.
Originally owned by Mr. Adalberto Sison et-al, this 4-hectare agricultural land was purchased by the local public school district in 2008 using the fund granted by the Intel Foundation through the Intel Involved Matching Grant Program.
Jointly constructed and developed by seasoned contractors namely J.H. Domiguez Construction, Ahnex Builders and Marcbilt Construction under the supervision and technical expertise of volunteer engineers from the Office of the Municipal Planning and Development Council led by Engr. Jemie Cubillo.
Today, it is the only sports park in the country that has an Olympic standard eight-lane oval with two warm-up lane. The surface of the track is an approved IAAF Class A-15-17 mm full polyurethane rubber using the M99 – Rekortan Technology supplied and constructed by Sports Technology Incorporated of Australia.
Top photo – (L-R) Ms. Arlita Narag, Intel Public Affairs Manager, Mayor Jon-Jon Ferrer, Dr. Edna Bayot, DepEd District 1 Supervisor, Dr. Prudencio Animas, Public High Schools Administrator lead the ribbon cutting ceremony which signaled the formal opening of the General Trias Sports Park.
Bottom photo – Rev. Fr. Claro Sumagui of the Annunciation Parish Church leads the blessing ceremony of the General Trias Sports Park and its first-class facilities.
CONTACT: MS. JHEM M. FAUNI, Municipal Information Officer (09234543536; 0465091250)