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PSC promises to provide Alex Eala financial assistance after lying about giving her P4.5 million

Journalists thought that the PSC was flat out wrong on this one.

The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) was caught lying after it claimed that they compensated French Open girls singles semifinalist Alex Eala for her expenses.

Its Facebook page shared a congratulatory message claiming that the Eala received P3 million for her upcoming tennis matches in the US and Europe. The post added that a separate P1.5 million assistance for six international trips starting this year was also extended.

However, none of the claims are true. According to Eala’s mother, Rizza Maniego Eala, her daughter did not receive anything and that the PSC’s assistance was only “promised verbally.”

She revealed that in their possession are “two inches thick” documents which include receipts, boarding passes among others. They were then “given the run-around” when they asked for a follow-up. on the funds.

The post has since been deleted.

Journalists thought that the PSC was flat out wrong on this one.

Corruption can never be ruled out, says Barnaby Lo.

Others shared concurring sentiments.

Following the revelation, the PSC said on Saturday that its promise of providing Eala the necessary financial assistance will be fulfilled.

PSC executive director Guillermo Iroy will see to it that the processing of documents will be expedited.

“Anyway, I will personally look into it because she (Alex) still has lots of tournaments coming, she would need funding,” Iroy said in an interview.

Eala has reached the French Open Final Four, tying legend Felix Barrientos’ record. Barrientos in 1985 was able to advance to the Wimbledon boys singles.


Eala is a Rafael Nadal Academy scholar and will participate in more WTA events. She recently lost to more seasoned player Elsa Jacquemot of France.

Written by JO-EST B. TAN

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