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PSC still processing Alex Eala's financial aid

Alex Eala is supposed to get PHP1.5 million from the PSC.
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--A top official from the Philippine Sports Commission said on Saturday night that his office is still processing rising tennis star Alex Eala's financial assistance for her campaign this year.

This came after Eala's father Mike suddenly took to social media his revelation that they "haven't received any amount yet" from the sports agency.

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"Di pa talaga sila naka-receive ng financial support as of the moment. Nagpapa-reimburse sila sa amin. Pina-process pa," PSC commissioner Charles Maxey told Dugout Philippines in a text message.

Maxey revealed that the financial aid will be in the form of a refund since Eala, who is set to be named world number two in juniors play, is already done for 2020 after her semifinal exit from the French Open.

Maxey also said that there was an error in the statement the PSC posted earlier Saturday, which led to Mike Eala's rant.

"Mali yung post ng communications office namin," Maxey continued.

In the statement that was taken down, the PSC approved a PHP1.5 million financial assistance for Alex Eala for her stint last January.

However, Maxey admitted that there is no clear timetable on when Eala can finally get the megabucks aid.

"Di ko sure when mare-reimburse," Maxey further said.

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