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Cayetano blasts ignorant bashers of New Clark City stadium: You don’t know what’s like to be an elite athlete

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Senator Pia Cayetano has defended the construction of the New Clark City stadium, saying Filipino athletes deserve the best sports facility to hone their skills.

As local athletes continued to reap medals in the 30th Southeast Asian Games, Cayetano said critics harping on the supposed “extravagant” stadium were ignorant about the needs of elite athletes.

The country’s athletics team including gold medalist Sarah Dequinan have been training at the brand new stadium ahead of the regional games, she said.

“Btw, that’s an indoor warm-up track, w/c is required to get certified as a world class track and field stadium. And beside it are stationary bikes, rowers and other equipment. Oh and it’s air-con. Extravagant daw?! 🧐 Well, most gyms we go to have aircon, duh!?!” she wrote on Instagram.

“And those ignorant comments are from people who don’t know what it’s like to be an elite athlete, who don’t know the sacrifices they make and what they put their bodies through. New Clark City re-defines how we treat our athletes, providing them with the best so they can train at any time of the day and push their performance to the highest limits!” she said.

Following the record medal haul of the Philippine team in the SEA Games, Cayetano vowed to work with her brother Speaker Alan Cayetano to “push for even more budget for our Filipino athletes.”

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Sarah Dequinan! Just won gold in heptathlon! 💪🏽🇵🇭 🏅 That’s seven sports rolled into one! Crazy, even for a triathlete like me that does three! Anyway, that’s me (hihi!) running with the heptathlete champ when she and the rest of the Phl track team came over to train in our brand new stadium in New Clark City a few months ago. It’s been their base leading up to the #2019SEAGames, and I am overjoyed with the team’s performance. 😍 Btw, that’s an indoor warm-up track, w/c is required to get certified as a world class track and field stadium. And beside it are stationary bikes, rowers and other equipment. Oh and it’s air-con. Extravagant daw?! 🧐 Well, most gyms we go to have aircon, duh!?! And those ignorant comments are from people who don’t know what it’s like to be an elite athlete, who don’t know the sacrifices they make and what they put their bodies through. New Clark City re-defines how we treat our athletes, providing them with the best so they can train at any time of the day and push their performance to the highest limits! As for me and my brother Speaker Alan Cayetano, we will push for even more budget for our Filipino athletes! #wewinasone

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