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August 14, 2020

Rizal Memorial, Philsports Complex locked down as PSC staff tests positive for COVID-19

THE Philippine Sports Commission has locked down Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila and Philsports Complex in Pasig as a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

The PSC conducted disinfection activities on Wednesday, the start of the facility lockdown.

Mike Asuncion of the Philippine Amateur Baseball Association (PABA) and BF Merren Pharmaceuticals, learning of the situation, sent disinfection chemicals to be used for the PSC main building in Manila and the Philsports administrative offices and dormitories.


“We are thankful because they readily helped. We wanted to make sure that we do proper disinfection of the offices,” said PSC Executive Director Guillermo Iroy, while acknowledging the efforts of the NSAs including the Philippine Swimming Inc. (PSI), Philippine Table Tennis Federation (PTTF), Pilipinas Sepak Takraw Association Inc, among others, who extended support to the agency by donating face masks, face shields, and other supplies, to help the agency's frontliners and stranded athletes and coaches.

“Our NSAs have been very helpful this pandemic. We all just want to lift each other and help each other get through this pandemic” said Iroy.