THE PHILIPPINE Sports Commission (PSC) will have a new chairman four months after the Palace has installed one.
Enter Richard Bachmann and exit Noli Eala.
The appointment papers of Mr. Bachmann, a former Alaska governor to the PBA, UAAP commissioner and PBA 3×3 chair, from Malacañang has already reached the PSC, according to The STAR sources, and is expected to take over anytime soon. “Yes,” a PSC insider, who requested anonymity, yesterday told The STAR when asked to confirm Mr. Bachmann’s appointment.
It was a shocking turn of events for Mr. Eala, who hasn’t warmed up on his seat yet before he was replaced.
Mr. Eala was appointed last August and has laid down the foundation of his ambitious program based mainly from the old but effective Gintong Alay or godfather project of Michael Keon from the 80s.
It will not come to fore.
Mr. Bachmann, who has a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce and Major in Business Management, will bring in his expertise that came mainly from his basketball experience as a former player, a commissioner and even as an executive.
Mr. Bachmann will lead a board that consists of Olivia “Bong” Coo and Ed Hayco, who was appointed the same day the former was named.
Mr. Hayco formerly chaired the Cebu City sports commission before he got the Palace’s nod on his new job.
Two more spots for the position of commissioner have yet to be filled but there were reports it will be soon. — Joey Villar