TWG formed to study Magna Carta of Student-Athletes » Manila Bulletin News

Manila Bulletin Philippines

Breaking News from the Nation's leading newspaper

Tempo

Online Newspaper

Showbiz and Celebrity News

Sports News

World News
News Asia

The Nation's Leading Newspaper

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 26° Mostly cloudy

TWG formed to study Magna Carta of Student-Athletes

Published

By Philippine News Agency

A House of Representatives’ panel has formed a technical working group (TWG) that will further study the proposal which seeks to establish a “Magna Carta of Student-Athletes”.

Palarong Bicol Elementary and secondary school student–athletes from the Bicol region assemble at the Bicol University Sports and Tourism complex during the opening ceremony of the 2017 Palarong Bicol 2017 in Legazpi City, Albay Sunday. Top performers of the annual sports meet will represent Bicol region in the 2017 Palarong Pambansa in Antique. (Niño Luces|Manila Bulletin)

Palarong Bicol Elementary and secondary school student–athletes from the Bicol region assemble at the Bicol University Sports and Tourism complex during the opening ceremony of the 2017 Palarong Bicol 2017 in Legazpi City, Albay Sunday.  (Niño Luces|Manila Bulletin File Photo)

According to a statement on Monday, the House committee on youth and sports development approved a motion creating a TWG that will fine-tune House Bill 583 aimed at promoting the welfare of student-athletes.

The TWG will be headed by Antipolo City Rep. Cristina Roa-Puno.

HB 583, authored by Deputy Speaker and Taguig City-Pateros Rep. Pia Cayetano, seeks to address issues and concerns encountered for many years by many student-athletes, past and present, as there is no existing law that promotes and protects their overall welfare.

“The intention of the bill is to raise awareness among all stakeholders in the educational institutions of what these students go through and what they bring to their schools in terms of honor and prestige,” Cayetano said.

“Yet, it must always be emphasized that they are students and not just athletes,” she added.

The bill also aims to provide appropriate recognition and protection to the rights and general welfare of student-athletes encompassing academic, amateur sports, and mental and physical aspects.

The bill also provides protection for student-athletes from discriminatory policies that may restrict their participation in any field of amateur sports which they have chosen to join and compete in and consequently hinder the development their full potential as athletes and well-rounded citizens of the country.

Tags: , , , , , ,

Related Posts