In preparation for the 12th Association of Southeast Asian School Games (ASEAN) in Negros Oriental, two major sports facilities will undergo major multi-million upgrades. The hosting of both Dumaguete City and Negros Oriental of the 12th ASEAN School Games will be held this November 2020.
12th ASEAN Schools Games 2020
The 12th Association of Southeast Asian Schools Games is regional Asiawide version of the Philippines UNIGAMES which was also held here last year in Dumaguete. At least 2,000 athletes and coaches from 10 ASEAN countries will see action here in various sport events.
Some 2, 500 student-athletes from Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Myanmar, Cambodia, Brunei Darussalam, Laos, the Philippines, Singapore, and Indonesia will compete in athletics, swimming, badminton, volleyball, sepak takraw, table tennis, beach volleyball, and basketball.
Practically all the major hotels in Dumaguete City and resorts in Dauin will accommodate the guests and their stay will prove to be a boon to the local economy as the international athletes, coaches, and their supporters would spend almost Php 500 million during their stay and subsequent tours of the tourism destination of the province and Central Visayas Region.
Renovation of Oval & Aqua Center
The two officials sent a letter request to the Philippine Sports Commission to provide the necessary funds for the rehabilitation and upgrade of the Perdices Coliseum at Php 36 million and the Lorenzo G. Teves Memorial Aqua Center for Php 10 million to ensure that they will pass the international standards. Both Governor Roel Degamo and Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo reiterated their joint commitment to Department of Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis-Briones to host the annual games participated by the elite student