ONLY two weeks after the approval of a similar bill for the creation of a specialized art school in Baguio, Congressman Mark Go’s bill pushing for the establishment of a sports-focused high school in the city has been approved by the Committee on Basic Education and Culture and the Committee on Youth and Sports Development. 

The bill in question, House Bill 9386, is one of two bills introduced by Go to provide for the creation of two specialized high schools in the city of Baguio to cater to students seeking an education in arts and sports.

HB 9386, which provides for the establishment of a sports-centric academic institution in Baguio, stipulates that the school in question will be put up and maintained by not only the Department of Education (DepEd) but also the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) to ensure the quality of the education offered in the institution.

“The sports programs will be complemented with a relevant general academic curriculum and will pave the way for the sustainability of athletic careers. It will also contribute to producing generations of world-class athletes as it will raise sports awareness and interest among the Filipino youth,” Go said.

Go also assured that the specialized sports school will be equipped with a general academic curriculum in addition to its sports focus to ensure that the athletes are able to develop a sustainable academic career.

Earlier in June, House Bill 9387, which provides for the establishment of an arts-focused academic institution in the city, was unanimously approved by the House Committee on Basic Education and Culture.