EUMIR MARCIAL RAISES CONCERN ON INSUFFICIENT FUNDING FOR HIS OLYMPIC CAMPAIGN FROM PSC
Olympic-bound boxer Eumir Marcial said that the 43,000 pesos monthly allowance from the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) is not enough for his campaign for the Tokyo Olympics.
Marcial aired his sentiments about the government’s lack of financial support in a statement on his Facebook account on Thursday.
According to Marcial, the financial backing from PSC that he is receiving was not enough to cover his expenses for the preparation for the 2021 Summer Olympics.
“Since last year noong nasa United States ako hanggang ngayon dito sa Zamboanga City tingin niyo sapat ang P43,000 monthly allowance para sa preparation para sa Olympics?” wrote Marcial.
“Do you think I can rely diyan sa 43,000 pesos para sa plane tickets, accommodation, coaching staff, supplements, masseur, and etc. Lahat ng na mention sa taas provided by private sponsors and of course my own money. Kung ganyan ang supporta at mentality niyo wag kayong mag hangad ng gold sa Olympics,” he continued.
The PSC has yet to release its statement regarding the issue of their seemingly lacking support to the athlete.
Marcial is among the four boxers who secured their ticket to the Tokyo games along with Irish Magno, Nesthy Petecio, and Carlo Paalam.
The 25-year old boxer will be competing in the ASBC Men’s and Women’s Boxing Championships in Dubai this month.