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President Rodrigo Duterte has named Davao businesman and sports leader Glenn Y. Escandor as presidential assistant for sports.
Duterte appointed Escandor last August 30 although the latter said he only received the appointment last week.
As PA for Sports, the 47-year old Escandor will be Duterte’s sports ambassador and will serve on consultative capacity for the country’s sports development programs.
“My marching order is to assist him on matters of sports, knowing fully well the dynamics currently existing in the sports landscape,” Escandor said in a statement.
He said he is honored to serve under the Duterte administration. As PA for Sports, Escandor will not be receiving any remuneration.
“It’s service to the country. I hope I can contribute my part to help the President in his programs for sports,” he said. He also downplayed his role as not in conflict with the Philippine Sports Commission.
“No conflict here. We will all be complementing agenda of the President. We know for a fact that he is against drugs and sports is one vehicle to combat illegal drugs,” said Escandor.
Duterte earlier appointed Dennis Uy, owner of Phoenix Petroleum ballclub in the PBA, as Presidential Adviser for Sports.