By Nick Giongco
The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) will hold a General Assembly on Nov. 22 to vote whether to suspend the Philippine Lawn Tennis Association (Philta) or not.
The POC Membership Committee has already recommended Philta’s suspension following the directives of the International Tennis Federation (ITF), the world governing body for the sport.
“If suspended, their participation in the SEA Games 2019 will be affected,” said POC spokesperon Ed Picson, noting that while the Philta can still stage events, “the POC won’t recognize them.”
Presidential Adviser on Foreign Investments Anthony Cablitas, who heads Philta, is willing to answer all issues hounding the association at the PSA Forum on Nov. 20.
Last month, the ITF sent a letter to the Philta and the POC, ordering the Philta to “increase its membership and improve representation of stakeholders” apart from declaring its non-recognition of Cablitas.