Philippine Sports Commission Chairman William Ramirez and the Board of Commissioners will now be part of the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Reserve Command following the invitation of AFP Special Services Chief Col. Taharudin Ampatuan in the Military-Athletes and Coaches Fellowship, April 15 at Rizal Memorial Sports Complex.
Ampatuan announced this, in front of the 106 military-athletes and coaches from the Philippine Army, Philippine Air Force, Philippine Navy and the Philippine Coast Guard participating in the event.
“To seal the AFP’s long-time partnership with the PSC, I am welcoming PSC Chairman Ramirez and our Board of Commissioners to be part of our military reserve force,” said Ampatuan.
In his speech, Ramirez acknowledged the special place of our soldier-athletes saying “the PSC lauds the discipline of our athletes in the Armed Forces. I look at you to lead your co-athletes in discipline and performance.”
The agency chief also informed the participants of the upgrading of the athletes and coaches allowance, as well as newly-renovated Nutrition Hall and the major refurbishments happening on the sports facilities and dormitories at RMSC, PhilSports Complex and Baguio.
“For the first time in 29 years, the PSC is able to provide you all these service all at the same time,” added Ramirez.
“The AFP assures the PSC and our soldier-athletes of its total cooperation. The AFP is part of the general effort of the government for peace and development,” said Ampatuan.
The PSC Board is set to approve P100K and P500K worth of financial assistances for the upcoming AFP Mini Olympics in May and AFP-PNP-PCG Olympics in September respectively.