PSC to help athletes affected by storms

Almost 60 national team players and coaches were struck by the recent typhoons that hit most of Luzon including Mega Manila. Joey Razon/PNA (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--The Philippine Sports Commission assured on Sunday that help will come to the national athletes who have been hit by the recent typhoons.

According to Chairman Butch Ramirez, financial assistance will be given to the said athletes whose lives have changed following the ravage of Typhoons "Quinta", "Rolly", and "Ulysses".

“It might not be substantial but we will do our best we can to help them,” said the sports chief.

According to the latest report the PSC got from various national sports associations, 57 sportsmen from nine disciplines were hit by the said storms within Mega Manila.

The ones who were hit the hardest, however, are national team members from the Philippine Canoe-Kayak Dragonboat Federation, who reside near the floodways in Rizal.

PSC executive director Guillermo Iroy said that the financial assistance will be quickly sent once the rest of the NSA's update them.

“We will have this rolled out the soonest. We are just waiting for the final report from the NSA affairs so we can finalize everything,” Iroy said.

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