PART of the third level of the Cogon Market building will be dedicated as a training center for various sports.
During yesterday’s weekly flag-raising rites at City Hall, Mayor Constantino Jaraula ordered city administrator Griscelda Joson to restrict anybody from using the market’s third level while the scheme of its usage is still being studied.
Jaraula in the meantime ordered city engineer Jorie Bingona to fasttrack the construction of an elevator and an escalator at Cogon market to entice both vendors and the buying public to patronize the area.
Jaraula said that one income generating scheme that could be conceived is to make a portion of Cogon market’s third level into a bowling alley as well as a billiards area.
The mayor is also planning to put up a boxing and taekwondo training gym at Cogon market. There will also be a spot for chess players.
There are no specific details yet on how these will be carried out but Jaraula is planning to prioritize the underprivileged youth as the benefactors.
Under the scheme, those who wish to be part of the training program must first register with City Hall.
Jaraula was inspired to put up the idea of a sports training center for boxing after the recent success of two Cagayan de Oro-born boxers, Jason Pagara and Arman dela Cruz.