Ramon V. Mitra, Jr. Sports Complex

Satellite image of the Ramon V. Mitra, Jr. Sports Complex in Puerto Princesa City

Located quite a bit to the north of downtown Puerto Princesa City in Palawan is the Ramon V. Mitra, Jr. Sports Complex. This sports complex was named after the city’s preeminent son Ramon Mitra, Jr. who became the Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1987 to 1992. He died in 2000 at the age of 72 due to liver cancer.

The sports complex was refurbished a few years ago since Puerto Princesa City became host of the 2008 Palarong Pambansa (National Games) held from April 20 to 27. This is an annual national amateur sports event for high school and college students representing their administrative regions. Unsurprisingly, Metro Manila has been the overall champion for five years now, from 2006 to 2010. Puerto Princesa and Palawan have used this Palarong Pambansa to promote their place as the Sports Tourism Capital of the Philippines.

What you can see now in the thumbnail image is the main site containing the requisite track and field stadium. To the side are what I assume are tennis courts and further to the south are the swimming pool and basketball courts.

Check out this runner blogger’s post about the quality of the facilities back in 2009. I wonder if Puerto Princesa is succeeding in maintaining the quality up till now.

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July 2, 2010
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