Stop politics in sports dev’t PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 26 March 2016 14:51

Table Talk

BY Mike S Apostol

Too much politics in sports development and selection of athletes for international sports competition is one reason why the Philippines has not excelled in world sports and never got a gold medal”. This is the observation of 1-Pacman partylist, one reason why it has adopted sports development as one of its advocacies. It is lamentable to note that the Philippines was once the leader in sports in Asia, but, today our country has been surpassed by Singapore, a nation no bigger than Mindanao.

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It has also been observed that the Philippines athletic delegation to international competition is always composed of  more sports officials than competing athletes. 1-Pacman partylist promised to stop this practice, through an enhanced sports development, if successful in its bid to a seat in Congress.

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The persistent rumor that 1-Pacman is a partylist of boxing world champion Sarangani Congressman Manny Pacquiao is farthest from the truth. Boxing great Manny Pacquiao is just an endorser of 1-Pacman partylist, because of the sport development advocacy, which has always been the interest of the boxing champion.

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1-Pacman nominee Dr. Mikee Romero, manager of Global Port/Batang Pier PBA basketball team, that has reaped medals of honor in basketball sports, has promised to expand the development of sports to the farthest barangay in the country, once the party list will be given a chance to have a seat in Congress. Dr. Mikee Romero believes that there are many sports talented youths in the barangays waiting to be discovered. With an expanded sports development in he country, 1-Pacman will be giving those talented youths the opportunity to expose themselves.

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The plan of 1-Pacman nominee, Dr. Mikee Romero, to adopt a bill in congress, creating a Department of Sports in the government once the party list will be successful in its bid for a congressional seat. The Department of Sports can concentrate in the expansion, enhancement and improvement of sports activities in the country.

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Dr. Romero who has spread the blessings from his business to help the poor and marginal families in the country, like scholarship grants for deserving youths whose recipients to-date reach over 5,000 poor scholars. Training centers for neglected Indigenous Peoples in Central Luzon and at least 3,000 housing units for poor Subanen IP’s in Zamboanga Del Sur. There are also thousands of qualified youths who were given jobs for a better future. All these benevolence is purely supported by Dr. Romero’s personal funds as he promised to expand them if given the chance in Congress because  “the national government” can now he a partner of 1-Pacman to push through with these programs.

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Scoop: Dr. Mikee Romero and 1-Pacman partylist joins the entire Filipino Christians in the observance of the Lenten Season and the Anniversary of the Death of our Lord Jesus and son of God. “We join the entire Christian world, in praying for world peace, forgiveness and understanding” Dr. Romero prayed. Indeed, Table Talk, also prays for forgiveness, world peace, understanding and above all let us “love one another”. Please pray with us.