The House of Representatives Committee on Youth and Sports Development assured the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) of its support as the latter is batting for more funds for the Tokyo Olympic bid of the national athletes.
PSC chairman William Ramirez and chef de mission Mariano Araneta attended the committee meeting on Wednesday to request for a P182-million fund for the national athletes.
NBA players lead boycotts
The Milwaukee Bucks led a historic sporting boycott yesterday over the US police shooting of a black man, forcing the NBA to halt its playoff schedule and prompting a wave of walkouts across multiple sports.
The NBA postponed its entire slate of fixtures after the Bucks refused to play game five of their Eastern Conference first-round series against the Orlando Magic in protest over the shooting of African-American man Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sunday.
Blake was seriously injured after being shot point blank in the back seven times by police officers in a confrontation captured on video.