No major shakeup at the PHISGOC- House Speaker Cayetano

Published September 17, 2019, 9:57 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera & Richa Noriega

By Charissa Luci-Atienza

There is no major shakeup at the Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC), House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano said Tuesday.

House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano (Alan Peter Cayetano / Facebook page/ MANILA BULLETIN)
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano (Alan Peter Cayetano / Facebook page/ MANILA BULLETIN)

The PHISGOC chairman made such declaration following reports that PHISGOC chief operating officer Ramon Suzara will be replaced.

He denied reports that Suzara resigned or removed from his post.

“We are just reassessing the role of every single person, especially given na yung iba nating sports leader may commitment abroad like Mr. Susara sa Olympics (given that other sports leaders have commitments abroad like Mr. Suzara),” he said.

The Taguig lawmaker noted that Suzara is in Japan for his commitment to the 2020 Olympics.

He explained that Suzara’s key role is “planning and advising.”

“Maaari magkaroon ng reassignment sa roles kasi matatapos na ang period natin sa planning at pagpupundar ng foundation. Nandun na tayo sa day to day operations. (There might be reassignment of roles because the period of planning is almost over. We are now focusing on the day to day operations),” Cayetano said.

“The partnership of PSC (Philippine Sports Commission), POC (Philippine Olympic Committee), and PhisGoc will continue,” he assured.

He said they will have a board meeting today (September 18) at the House of Representatives to tackle the creation of a “crisis or “executive committee” that would keep an eye on the day-to-day preparations for the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, which will be held in November.

“There is no major announcement except that we are thinking of putting up, we were advised that habang palapit kailangan mo ng crisis or executive committee para sa day to day problems. (As the holding of the SEA Games nears, a crisis or executive committee is needed to address the day to day problems),” he said.