PSC has no funds for sorties exterior of SEAG, AG – BusinessWorld On-line

DUE to budgetary constraints, the Philippine Sports activities Fee (PSC) won’t be able to fund worldwide sorties exterior the Hanoi Southeast Asian (SEA) Video games and the Hangzhou Asian Video games (AG) this 12 months.
PSC commissioner Ramon Fernandez, the nation’s chef de mission to the Hanoi tilt set Could 12-23, mentioned they’ve solely sufficient cash to bankroll the Southeast Asian Video games and the Asiad slated Sept. 10-25.
Up to now, the nation has solely P121 million — P71 million from what was left final 12 months and P50 million allotted by the Division of Price range and Administration this 12 months — to gas the nation’s Hanoi marketing campaign.
“Based mostly on expertise, I believe it is not going to be sufficient to shoulder the 626 athletes and a whole bunch extra coaches and officers the POC (Philippine Olympic Committee) has really useful to ship to Hanoi,” mentioned Mr. Fernandez.
The Asian Video games has been allotted P70 million by the Division of Price range and Administration (DBM) whereas P50 million have been given for Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Video games, which was reset subsequent 12 months.
The DBM had given the PSC P200 million for SEA Video games use final 12 months, however P139 million had been already spent in coaching and uniforms amongst others, leaving it with simply P71 million.
However the SEA Video games was finally rescheduled.
“That’s why we’ve to take a seat down with the POC to debate the matter and what ought to be performed,” mentioned Mr. Fernandez. — Joey Villar