Agents of the National Bureau of Investigation are looking into allegations of payroll padding in the Philippine Sports Commission.
A probe is now under way, according to PSC officer in charge Ramon Fernandez.
“We have sought the help of the National Bureau of Investigation on the matter,” said Fernandez, who is tightlipped on the circumstances surrounding the case.
Last January, the government has approved a substantial pay hike for national coaches, to persuade them to train their athletes full time.
Because of this, the salary of Class A coaches now goes as much as P100,000 a month.
“Suffice it to say that there were red-flags, which alerted us, and so we acted accordingly,” added Fernandez.
The PSC has identified at least 28 Class A coaches from different sports.
Assistant coaches are now assured of a P75,000 monthly salary.
“We hope that we can get to the truth and bring the accountable to justice swiftly,” said Fernandez.
The PSC is currently evaluating the performances of all coaches under the agency’s payroll to determine the salary increase.
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