PSC funds relief operations for Odette survivors
The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) will release P2 Million for relief efforts in the Odette-devastated Visayas and Mindanao areas.
PSC Chairman William Ramirez tapped former PSC Executive Director and Commissioner who served during Ramirez’ first term as PSC Chief, Fr. Vicente Uy, who is now Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) Region VII President, to spearhead distribution of care packages in typhoon-hit areas in Visayas and Mindanao.
Relief operations will be supervised by Fr. Uy in coordination with concerned local government units, universities and parishes. PSC’s Philippine Sports Institute Deputy Director Marlon Malbog is organizing all sports coordinators in the area to assist Fr. Uy in the distribution of care packages.
“Fr. Uy has the leadership and integrity to be on top of this on the ground. We are directly coordinating with him. The PSC, archdioceses, universities, teachers and the sports community will come together and help,” explained Ramirez.
“The PSC’s compassion for the calamity victims and passion for the cause of humanity are deeply appreciated,” said Fr. Uy on the PSC board’s action.
This Monday, the PSC partnered with the Armed Forces of the Philippines on the transport of about 10,000 bottled water and 900 units of mattresses to the local government of Bohol. Succeeding packages still being organized will also be sent.
The PSC Board also approved the release of a P15,000 financial assistance for each of the 136 athletes and 31 coaches reported as affected by the typhoon.