Ramirez believes stronger ties between PSC, NSAs bound to reinvigorate PH sports
PSC officials with representatives from the NSAs during the Tagaytay meeting. Reuben Terrado

TAGAYTAY CITY — The Philippine Sports Commission foresees positive results in the coming months and years following the first PSC-National Sports Associations (NSAs) directional meeting.

The PSC held a two-day meeting with NSAs at the Tagaytay Highlands to discuss the plans and programs of the government sports agency while opening the communication lines with the NSAs.

PSC chairman William ‘Butch’ Ramirez noted the importance for the government sports agency and the NSAs to work together and head in one direction for the sake of Philippine sports.

“Makikita mo na ‘yung PSC and NSAs, we have to work together,” said Ramirez during Saturday’s press conference that capped the meeting. “I believe that working together will create an impact rather than working alone. We are happy that both responded well.”

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At least 40 NSA officals participated in the PSC-organized meeting including former PSC chairman and current athletics chief Philip Ella Juico, taekwondo official and Makati Rep. Monsour Del Rosario, 
boxing head Ricky Vargas, and basketball president Al Panlilio.

Volleyball and karate chief Joey Romasanta also attended the affair where he also represented the Philippine Olympic Committee as its first vice president.

Ramirez believes the meeting will lead to results, particularly medals in the international scene and new prospects from the grassroots level.

“As normal people, if you are supported, loved, and cared, they will respond. I believe in that. Support gets results. When we started talking, a lot of positive things happened,” said Ramirez.

The meat of the discussion was the coming participation of the Philippines in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games where the PSC and the NSAs will continue to conduct dialogues.

“We will continue to talk to the SEA Games Task Force and we can make resolutions along the way,” said Ramirez.

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