2020 Philippines Track and Field National Open
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2020 Philippines Track and Field National Open

2020 Philippines track and field championships to held December in Pasig

2020 Philippines track and field championships have been postponed to at least December. This comes with PATAFA President Philip Juico inline with the decisions made by the Philippine Sports Commission to move all sports till at least December due to the COVID-19.

“We had a very bad situation with the coronavirus pandemic. But it’s a good thing, tuluy-tuloy ang training ng mga athletes,” said Juico.

“Matagal pa ang SEA Games when we hold this by then,” added Juico.

The venue for the National Open will now be Phil Sports, Pasig. After Ilagan Mayor withdrew due to a lack of available funding.


Will 2020 Philippines Track and Field championships to held December in Pasig be canceled?

With no announcements yet from PATAFA it leaves the Athletic Community to ponder. Will the Philippines National Track and Field Open will push through next month?

The event was originally scheduled for May 1-4. But got pushed back to May 27-30. After Ilagan’s mayor begged out holding the event after having held it the last 2-3 years.  Last year Ilagan hosted and the results can be found here.

Securing a venue had already become a concern with the possible use of New Clark City being looked at or even worst-case scenario holding the event at the very accessible Phil Sports, in Pasig.

With every event on the Philippines domestic athletic calendar canceled or a better word postponed indefinitely due to the #covid-19. The UAAP, The NCAA, The Palarong Pambansa, all called off.

According to a source, the PATAFA office is closed. Which is fair enough with the high toll COVID-Virus is taking in the Philippines with 163 dead and 73 recovered so far.

As of now, Athletics Australia is operating with staff working at home. Is it the same situation in the Philippines? Philippines Athletics Track and Field Association last updated their social media on March 24.



Will the 2020 Philippines Track and Field National Open be canceled?

  • Yes it will not be held until 2021 (100%, 1 Votes)
  • No it will push through next month (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Yes But it will be held later in 2020 (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 1

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By Andrew Pirie

Andrew was elected Vice President of the Association of Track and Field Statisticians in 2020 after being a member for 7 years. He has worked as a PSC Consultant and Research Assistant from 2013-2015, Consultant, and Sprint Coach at Zamboanga Sports Academy from 2015-2017. Current editor and chief of Pinoyathletics.info, and has recently done consultancy work for Ayala Corp evaluating the Track and Field Program. Coaches Sprints, Middle and Jump events he is working towards his Level 3 Athletics Australia Coaching Certification in Sprints and Hurdles. He can be contacted on [email protected] You can find more information on Coaching here https://www.pinoyathletics.info/coaching-2/

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