Thursday, July 1, 2010

Angping wants 4-year term for future PSC chair

Outgoing Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman Harry Angping is batting for a new provision that will have future chair serving in fixed terms as head of the government sports agency.

Angping said that he will support the amendment of Republic Act 6847 (the law creating the PSC) that grants a four-year term for the chairman with a possible reappointment to ensure continuity of program in the government sports agency.

“The chairman should be in his post for one Olympic year," said Angping in Tuesday’s Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum. “During one Olympic cycle, there are also two Southeast Asian Games and one Asian Games competition."

“If the chairman does well, he could get another chance. If not, he has to step down and give others a chance," he added.

Angping, a former Manila congressman, is expected to be replaced as PSC chair with a new administration under President-elect Noynoy Aquino about to take over.

Angping started heading the commission in February 2009 when he was appointed by President Arroyo to replace William "Butch" Ramirez.

Angping also suggested the reduction of number of commissioners, from four to two, to ensure efficiency in the government sports agency.

“We don’t need four commissioners. We only need two, a deputy who will be responsible for finance and a deputy who will be responsible for the operations. This will make the PSC effective in satisfying the demands of the athletes," said Angping.

“The commissioners don’t really have a specific function in the law, so I hope that in the future, it will be cleared up." - RCJ, GMANews.TV

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