Japan gives PH sports a boost
By: Peter Atencio (Manila Standard Today)

AN exchange program with Japan is in the offing.

Philippine Olympic Committee chairman Tom Carrasco said they are now in the process of forming a partnership with the Japanese Olympic Committee, expected to help the Philippines it sports programs in the near future.

“Maraming tulungan ang mangyayari dito,” said Carrasco in a radio interview.

The program will allow junior national teams from the Japan to come and visit the country and jointly train with their Filipino counterparts.

Filipino athletes can also go to Japan to train with Japanese athletes.

The agreement will also involve sports officials, staff and coaches, who can be sent to Japan and the Philippines for training.

A program is also being worked out involving medical sciences, doping control and information.

Carrasco said marketing knowledge between the two countries is also being worked out.

Visits to the provinces, the regions and the local government units have been mapped out in the ongoing talks.

Early this year, the JOC donated $30,000 in aid of victims of super typhoon Yolanda.