Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman Richard Bachmann expressed his gratitude to President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. for his unwavering support to Filipino athletes and for providing them a world-class training venue in preparation for local and international competitions.

“We’re very happy,” Bachmann said when asked about his reaction to President Marcos’ presence during the welcome and awarding ceremony for the medalists of the 19th Asian Games 2023 at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum in Manila last Wednesday.
“We are very thankful also to the President kasi siya ang nag organize and took the lead in this for our athletes. And this gesture just shows you that he supports the national athletes,” Bachmann added.

President Marcos graced the welcome and awarding ceremony for Filipino athletes on Wednesday where he vowed to intensify government support for the country’s sports development by carrying out a detailed plan and putting up modern training facilities.

The President said that the administration values the great influence of sports in developing the society.

Bachmann said that there are a lot of initiatives that the government will undertake under the administration of President Marcos, which include fixing all the facilities while all athletes are still having their trainings at the Rizal Memorial.  

“Actually, he understands where I am coming from. We need to fix the facilities for all athletes,” he said.

The PSC official said that Filipino athletes are now gearing up for the Asian para-games and the ongoing World Combat Games in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where Filipino athletes have already bagged one gold, one silver and two bronze medals. |PND

Photo Courtesy of PCO