Chairman Butch Ramirez of the Philippine Sports Commission believes the early appointment of chief of mission to the 31st Southeast Asian Games will help the country in its bid to sustain the momentum gained in winning the overall crown of the 30th edition.
Following its showing in the 2019 SEAG, the Philippines cannot afford to falter when Hanoi, Vietnam, gets to host the biennial sportsfest, says the PSC chief.
“That’s something we don’t want to happen especially after winning the overall (title),” said Ramirez, who was also the SEAG CDM.
“I’d like to see that the CDM for 2021 be named so we can immediately set everything in motion,” he said.
The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) is the entity that has the authority to name a CDM and Ramirez says the PSC will be right behind to support whoever gets the post.
In another development, Ramirez said he will personally be monitoring the progress of athletes with genuine chances of making it to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
An estimated 15-20 athletes are going to make the Olympic grade and Ramirez insists that the PSC, the funding arm of the government, is running on high-octane.
“Naka-turbo tayo in supporting our athletes bound for Tokyo,” said Ramirez.
So far, pole vaulter EJ Obiena and world champion gymnast Carlos Yulo have gained Tokyo slots.
Date: January 11, 2020 | By: Nick Giongco | Newspaper: Manila Bulletin | Source: https://sports.mb.com.ph/2020/01/10/psc-to-poc-name-chief-of-mission-for-31st-seag-in-vietnam/