Archers seek permanent range

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Monday, March 10, 2014


CITY Archers anticipate support from the City Government after settling for a fresh shooting area inside the athletic bowl.

With the population of competitive archers from the city growing in number, better shooting ranges are expected to be built.

“We hope the city would soon direct help in developing the shooting area provided for our athletes,” archery coach John Hongitan told Sun*Star.

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“We are just a bit worried since the area will somehow be the same space to be used in hosting the event in next year’s CARAA,” Hongitan quipped.

Hongitan added although they were given an established area for practice, he believes the city must consider developing the space into a better archery range.

“Actually that area was the original allotted space for archers to practice, it was just again now that we are told to go back since may mga queries na we pose danger to other people using the Athletic Bowl,” Hongitan said.

“Right now all of us are trying to develop the area so when the city notices our effort maybe they can help in improving kung ano man ang masisimulan natin,” added Hongitan.

In 2008, former city administrator and now city councilor Peter Fianza has given the back of the city’s swimming pool as space for archery training in the city.

According to Fianza, the city is yet to look for structural funding for the said request.

“In the 2014 annual city budget wala kasing na-allocate para sa mga structural development budgets para sana sa mga ganyan,” Fianza said.

“Right now mayroong proposed project ang Office of the Congressman to develop the Athletic Bowl, we’ll have to wait and probably maisama natin ang space na ginagamit ng mga archer’s natin” Fianza added.

Fianza then said the City Council will look for solutions regarding the problem.

“Maybe not now but somehow the city could think of ways to generate funds or supplemental budget for those matter,” Fianza said.

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on March 11, 2014.

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