PSC to ‘fast-track’ rehab of athletes’ dorms after death of wushu junior Daraliay

first_imgDeRozan debuts as a Spur, James as a Laker as new eras open “With this unfortunate accident, it has become a compelling position for the PSC to really fast-track the rehabilitation of our sports facilities and bring more security personnel and attendants on our dormitories,” said Ramirez during Monday’s press conference.The 11-year-old bemedalled junior Taolu artist fell off the top bunk of the bed at around 3 a.m. on Saturday. After telling his teammates that he’s fine, Daraliay went back to sleep and never woke up. He was brought to the hospital unconscious and was declared dead on arrival.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSenator Sonny Angara said the Daraliay’s death underscores the need to renovate existing government sports facilities to ensure the safety and health of Filipino national athletes.“It is a grim reminder for the need to update government sports facilities, all of which are in poor condition,” said Angara, vice chair of the Senate committee on sports. “While the PSC has laid out their plans to rehabilitate our existing facilities, urgent attention to this matter should be prioritized,” added Angara.Ramirez said the PSC would fix up the dormitories while the athletes are on vacation starting November.Though double-deckers are normal in an athletes’ dormitory in other countries, Ramirez said they want to make sure that the accident won’t happen again by assigning single beds for every athlete in a room of four once the rehabilitation begins.“The WFP (Wushu Federation of the Philippines) is shocked and saddened with the sudden death of one of our wushu family members. Rastafari was part of our national pool with his sister, Zion,” said WFP secretary general Julian Camacho, also the treasurer of the Philippine Olympic Committee.Ramirez assured Daraliay’s family of a proper investigation and the agency’s full support while Camacho said the WFP has committed shoulder the hospital and burial expenses.ADVERTISEMENT According to Ramirez, Rastafari’s father Bobbit and mother Hazel have asked for the privacy of the details surrounding the death of their son.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown FILE PHOTO – PSC Chair William Ramirez. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThere’s a compelling need to rush the rehabilitation of the government’s sports facilities at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila and Philsports Complex in Pasig City.Philippine Sports Commission chair Butch Ramirez said they would prioritize the renovation of the athletes’ dormitories following the death of Rastafari Daraliay, a wushu junior pool athlete who died in his sleep after falling off a double-decker bed inside the wushu team quarters at the RMSC.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum SEA Games: Agatha Wong looking forward to rest after double gold conquest PLAY LIST 01:34SEA Games: Agatha Wong looking forward to rest after double gold conquest02:30SEA Games: Agatha Wong wins 2nd gold medal in wushu01:54SEA Games: Tabugara delivers wushu gold for PH02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more