NATIONAL sports associations which have unresolved leadership disputes will not receive any financial assistance from the Philippine Sports Commission.
PSC William “Butch” Ramirez issued this reminder again after former PSC board member Salvador Andrada remained as president of the Philippine Tennis Association for the next two years.
During the proceeding last Monday, four board members walked out, including businessman sportsman Jean Henri Lhuillier, who was seeking the post of president.
Ramirez said leaderships conflicts within NSAs will be among the four grounds why the agency will be compelled to suspend its support.
“If these things are not corrected and resolved properly, anytime the PSC will suspend and stop funding,” said Ramirez.
The agency listed down its reasons not to support NSAs, and this includes unliquidated financial assistance and NSAs that have reportedly bullied and abused athletes, who were removed without due process.
NSAs with no updated Securities and Exchange Commission documents on elections and their financial statements won’t get financial support, too.
During the Philta polls, the 82-year-old Andrada said there was a misunderstanding when he announced his plans to quit his post last year.
Eleven of 12 board members showed up for the scheduled board meeting of the Philta at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Vito Cruz, Manila.
Lhuillier and his supporters were informed that the post of president will not be open for voting and was later informed that he can vie for vice president instead.
The offer was turned down and he walked out with four other members of the board.