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    PH volleyball team's allowances put on hold

    Sep 3, 2012

    THE Philippine Sports Commission has decided to strip the national indoor and beach volleyball teams of their allowances following their dismal showing in recent tournaments.

    “Hold ang allowances ng national volleyball team unless we see an acceptable program by the board,” said PSC commissioner Iggy Clavecilla, who is the commissioner-in-charge of volleyball, on Monday.

    The beach volleyball team didn’t live up to expectations in the recent Philippine National Games this summer and failed to win the gold.

    “The board feels that that they are not the best in the country right now,” said Clavecilla.

    Meanwhile, like in previous administrations, unliquidated financial assistances remain a perennial problem in the PSC.

    Clavecilla made the assessment three months into his new position as PSC commissioner, adding that the issue that is most discussed in board meetings are the financial requests of the national sports associations (NSAs).

    “Their requests are within the budget. But again, the financial request depends on [they liquidated funds given them for past trips or projects],” said Clavecilla.

    “Their [unfulfilled] requirements are more on documents like boarding passes but sometimes, nawawala nila,” said Clavecilla, who was officially sworn into office two weeks ago in Malacanang.

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