Philippine Sports Commission

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Philippine Sports Commission
Philippine Sports Commission logo.svg
Seal
Agency overview
FormedJanuary 24, 1990 (1990-01-24)
HeadquartersMalate, Manila, Philippines
Agency executive
Parent AgencyOffice of the President of the Philippines
Websitewww.psc.gov.ph

The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) is an agency of the Philippine government which tackles matters concerning sports in the country. The sports agency is independent from the Philippine Olympic Committee which enjoys autonomy from the government. It is led by Butch Ramirez.[1]

History[edit]

Facade of the PSC Administrative Building

The Philippine Sports Commission was created in January 24, 1990 through Republic Act 6847 or "The Philippine Sports Commission Act" during the administration of then-President Corazon Aquino.[2]

Relations[edit]

Philippine Olympic Committee[edit]

The Philippine Sports Commission Act recognizes the role of the Philippine Olympic Committee as the national Olympic body for the International Olympic Committee. It also recognizes the autonomy of the Philippine Olympic Committee and likewise states that all National Sports Associations shall be Autonomous as well.

The Act designates the Philippine Olympic Committee as primarily responsible for activities related to the country's participation in the Olympic Games (International Olympic Committee), Asian Games (Olympic Council of Asia), Southeast Asian Games (Southeast Asian Games Federation), and other international athletic competitions.

Others[edit]

The Philippine Sports Commission has a partnership with the United States Sports Academy (USSA) through a Protocol of Cooperation signed in 2017.[3] In May 2018, the PSC entered into a partnership with the USSA where the later will provide masters and doctorate degree certifications to Filipino sports officials. The Philippine government and the USSA had a simillar program in the early 1980s during the administration of then-President Ferdinand Marcos.[4]

The PSC has also relations with bodies from other countries such as Australia, Cuba, China, South Korea, Russia, and Spain to help the PSC develop sports in the country.[3]

Leadership[edit]

Chairmen[edit]

William Ramirez, the chairman of the PSC since 2016.
List of Chairmen[5]
Chairman Term
From To
1 Cecil Hechanova 1990 1992
2 Aparicio Mequi 1992 1993
3 Mel Lopez 1993 1996
4 Philip Ella Juico 1996 1998
5 Carlos Tuazon 1998 2001
6 Eric Buhain 2001 2005
7 William Ramirez 2005 2009
8 Harry Angping 2009 2010
9 Richie Garcia 2010 2016
10 William Ramirez 2016 present

Composition[edit]

Chairman: William Ramirez[6]

Commissioners

  1. Ramon Fernandez[6]
  2. Charles Raymond Maxey[6]
  3. Celia Kiram[6]
  4. Arnold Agustin[6]

Executive Director: Merlita R. Ibay

(Term ends in June 30, 2022)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Navarro, June (June 22, 2016). "Butch Ramirez accepts PSC chair post". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  2. ^ "PSC Profile". Philippine Sports Commission. 22 June 2017. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b Cordero, Abac (1 November 2017). "PSC inks deal with USSA". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  4. ^ Cordero, Abac (10 May 2018). "PSC renews partnership with USSA". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Noblemen of Philippine Sports: The PSC Chairmen Legacy". Philippine Sports Commission. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  6. ^ a b c d e Saberon-Abalayan, Marianne L. (June 24, 2016). "Ex-Sun.Star editor Maxey is new commissioner". Sun.Star. Retrieved June 25, 2016.

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