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    Kiram, Maxey, Agustin join Fernandez, chairman Ramirez in Duterte-era PSC board 

    Jun 24, 2016

    CELIA Kiram, Charles Maxey, and Arnold Agustin will complete the cast of commissioners in the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) board under the Duterte administration, an insider told SPIN.ph.

    The three will be join basketball legend Mon Fernandez as commissioners in the Duterte-era PSC board, which will be led by William 'Butch' Ramirez in his second stint as head of the government's sports agency.

    Kiram is the president of the Philippine Pencak Silat Association and is the wife of the late Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram. She is also a high-ranking official of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC).

    [See Incoming PSC commissioner Mon Fernandez aspires to bring back pride to PH sports]

    Maxey was a former sports editor of Sunstar Davao and currently an editorial consultant handling business of the Edge Davao newspaper. He was in the staff of Ramirez in the Davao Sports Council and was part of Duterte's media team during the May elections.


    Agustin is a longtime PSC employee who became the acting chief of its Assistance and Coordination Division. He was reportedly endorsed by the Iglesia Ni Cristo, which backed Duterte's candidacy during the last polls.

    The three are expected to join Ramirez and Fernandez on Tuesday in a meeting with outgoing PSC chairman Richie Garcia to begin the transition process.

    Ramirez will serve the PSC for the second time after being the chairman from 2005 to 2009.

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