By: LIEUTENANT COLONEL EDGARD A AREVALO PN(M)
Director, Naval Public Affairs Office
Wednesday, 09 September 2009
The Philippine Navy inaugurated today, 08 September 2009 the Progressive Readiness Training Center (PRTC) in Naval Station Jose Francisco, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. The PRTC, a fitness gym located at the 2nd floor of the Jurado Hall, boasts of world-class facilities and modern gym equipment that Philippine Navy personnel can avail of.
Qualified instructors are also available during gym hours that include Saturdays and Sundays. Aside from Navy personnel, the gym which charges a minimal fee, is also open to Navy dependents, personnel from the Air Force, Army, and PNP. The PRTC also welcomes Navy personnel who have retired from the service as well as guests and civilians who are not dependents of Navy personnel.
Coinciding with the inauguration ceremony this afternoon is the opening ceremony of the HPN & HSG Sportsfest 2009 wherein units from the Navy Headquarters, Naval Station Jose Andrada, Roxas Blvd, Manila will compete in basketball, volleyball, badminton, and table tennis. An added highlight is the awarding of Physical Fitness Badge to officers and personnel who garnered the highest scores in the annual Physical Fitness Test (PFT). The PFT was supervised by The Naval Special Service Office, who will also oversee the management and maintenance of the PRTC.
Navy Chief Vice Admiral Ferdinand S Golez, a health and fitness enthusiast, said that the PRTC stands as a commitment to the wellness, health, and general well-being of Navy personnel. “The facility will provide us with our needs, provide us with our requirements, and provide us with the different necessities that are needed in the pursuit of our duties and responsibilities”, added Vice Admiral Golez.