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PSC mum on Angara's call for POC probe

By Ivan Saldajeno

PASAY--Senator Sonny Angara expressed his desire to intervene on the brewing rift between the PSC and the POC over almost PHP130 million worth of non-liquidated cash.

But as per a top official of the PSC, the said organization is keeping quiet for the meantime.

"No comment for now," Executive Director Carlo Abarquez told Dugout Philippines on Thursday, a day after Angara, one of the vice chairmen of the Senate Committee on Sports, issued a resolution calling the said committee led by Manny Pacquiao to convene to investigate the alleged anomalies by the POC.

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Abarquez, who represented the PSC in the media launch of the ICSPHW at the Wolfgang Steakhouse, later said that they will wait for the Senate invitation to attend to the hearings, which will likely start either late November or early December.

Angara resolved to open a probe about the unliquidated money given by the PSC to the POC amounting to almost PHP130 million as well as the eligibility rules for the POC election that led to the disqualification of former ABAP head Ricky Vargas as POC president.

Abarquez, on the other hand, insisted that despite the current developments, the PSC and the POC will remain partners in bolstering Philippine sports.

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