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PSC makes counseling offer to John Amores

The PSC is willing to give John Amores some counseling. Angela Davocol/NCAA (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

PASIG—The Philippine Sports Commission has extended its hand to John Amores as he tries to bounce back from his rough 2022 in basketball.

The PSC said on Friday that it is willing to give the now-former Jose Rizal University forward some counseling to be conducted by its sports psychology team.

"The PSC offered free counseling to Amores through the PSC-MSAS Sports Psychology team," the PSC said.

The offer was part of the resolutions made during a coordination meeting held by the PSC's fact-finding committee formed to seek the truth behind Amores' rampage during the Heavy Bombers' NCAA game against the CSB Blazers on Nov. 8.

Representatives from the NCAA, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, and the FilOil EcoOil Centre, where the incident happened, accepted the invitation to come to the closed-door meeting, which lasted for two hours.

"The meeting today intended to know what transpired, what has been done, and what measures can be recommended so that the ecosystem of all amateur sports can be strengthened. Again, violence has no place in sports," the PSC further said. "On behalf of the fact-finding committee, I would like to thank all the resource persons today from the NCAA, JRU, CSB, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, Filoil EcoOil Centre, and our resource speaker from MSAS, our sports psychologist Dr. Karen Trinidad."

While the PSC remained mum about the other resolutions made, the agency said that it has "learned a lot from today from the statement given by our resource persons and we will certainly make our own recommendations and findings for the perusal as well as the use of the appropriate power of organizations."

The PSC added, "We hope that we can be able to determine stronger measures so that we can move forward. It really creates an atmosphere of sportsmanship, teamwork, and excellence as mandated by the Philippine Constitution. The PSC as the principal agency which supervises amateur sports is very concerned not only with the reputation of the sport of basketball, and the organization of the NCAA, but we are also very concerned about the example being given to the youth, it is one of the major reasons why we have undertaken this fact-finding process."

The PSC then assured the NCAA and the sports organizations that it will remain one of their partners.

"We do not have any intention of interfering with your own organization’s rules, operations, and decisions. It is only our intent to ensure that we are able to create an atmosphere where sports are fit to be used by all of those who participate in it as a framework of sportsmanship, teamwork, and excellence," the PSC further stated.

The statement concluded, "The PSC will issue a recommendation after the assessment and discussion of the fact-finding committee."

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  1. Nice chance for Amores.. Be good man, humble and listener...
    As a great fighter..
    Million thanks for NCAA etc...