Bachmann to PBBM: Aye aye, Sir!


PHILIPPINE Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman Richard “Dickie” Bachmann on Wednesday assured President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. of a successful Philippine lead hosting of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) World Cup.

“I humbly express my gratitude to President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and our leaders in the Senate and Congress for their support in ensuring that the Philippines delivers the best World Cup hosting in history,” Bachmann said in a statement.

“The PSC continues to commit its support and cooperation for the successful hosting of the Games, and to work hand-in-hand with the SBP [Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas] and other vital agencies, with the ultimate objective of creating an amazing basketball environment that unites people and encourages them to ‘Win for All.’

President Marcos formed an Inter-Agency Task Force through Administrative Order (AO) No. 5 to help the SBP in its hosting of the FIBA World Cup that the country is co-hosting with Japan and Indonesia from August 25 to September 10.

AO No. 5, issued through Executive Secretary Lucas P. Bersamin, instructed the PSC to head the said task force.

The SBP also expressed its gratitude to President Marcos.

“We are so pleased to hear all of these, as this is all for our country, to show the world what we are capable of” SBP Vice President Ricky Vargas said. “We are very thankful to our President for helping us to have a great hosting of the World Cup and we will promise him to deliver the best World Cup.”

The task force is also composed of the Departments of Foreign Affairs, Health, Interior and Local Government, Public Works and Highways, Tourism and Transportation, Bureau of Customs, Philippine National Police and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority.