SUSAN PAPA

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THE past administration of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has miserably failed to provide the leadership in the development of national sports, particularly in the grassroots level. This is palpable in the swimming community. Many parents are asking: When is change coming in Philippine Swimming? And when will the axe…

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The grassroots de-velopmental program of the Philip­pine Swimming League (PSL) has gone a long way. Seven years since it has started, the PSL has created and held a series of local competitions with a total of 131 legs. These numbers mean almost two competitions per month for young and aspiring Filipino…

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I, as president of the Philippine Swimming League, and Regional Director for Region VI Pepe Borres recently attended the Kiwanis Interna­tional Kapisnon’s 6th Installation of New Members of Kapiz Angels Wings in Capiz, Roxas City. Kapiz Angels Wings is the newest member of the Kiwanis Club and its objective is…

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(Conclusion) Here is the final part of the open letter I received from a noble woman—Sen. Nikki Coseteng. “I saw how hurt you were every time the Philippine Swimming Inc. (PSi) of Mark Joseph and his cabal of thick-faced coaches well entrenched in schools and colleges and universities would shamelessly…

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(First part) Let me share with you an open letter I received from a noble woman – former Sen. Nikki Coseteng. “Susan pasensya na kayong lahat if I have fallen short of your expectations!” Seven years ago, I committed to support the Philippine Swimming League (PSL) in the best way…

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(Conclusion) The Philippine Swimming League (PSL) filed a complaint last year against Mark Joseph, president of Philippine Swimming, Inc. (PSI) in connection with his questionable policies. The government is also injured by fraudulent practices in sports. This malaise has not spared the country’s swimming development program. Millions of pesos have…

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As clearly stated under Republic Act 6847, one of the powers of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) is to impose sanctions on any national sports association (NSA), institution, association, body, entity, team, athlete and sports official for violation of its policies, rules and regulations. PSC must suspend funding support to…

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As I said in my last column, it is the paramount duty of every Filipino to uphold the constitution and adhere to the country’s laws. In sports, the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) and its member National Sport Associations (NSAs) are not beyond the reach of the law. Why the corruption?…

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(Part 2) As I’ve mentioned in my last article, the dismal performance of the Philippines in elite competitions such as the SEA Games, Asian Games and the Olympics reflects the sad state of Philippine sports. The pitiful output happened despite the huge amount of public funds poured into sports development.…

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(First part) The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) headed by its founding chairman Dante Jimenez hosted an event in cooperation with the Van­guard of Philippine Constitution, Inc. (VPCI), an Anti-Corruption Summit held at Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) on November 27 to 28, 2017. I was invited to be…

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