EMMANUEL “NOLI” EALA formally turned over the reins of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) to his replacement, Richard Bachmann, in a belated ceremony at the agency’s offices on Monday at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex.
Bachmann thanked Eala for his four-month administration at the PSC highlighted by the successful return of the PSC-Batang Pinoy National Championships in December in Ilocos Norte.
“I would like to thank and honor former Chairman Noli Eala for his service and dedication to support our national sports associations and national athletes,” Bachmann, the PSC’s 12th chairman, said during the simple turnover ceremony. “I look forward to learning more about the programs that are in the pipeline, as well as those that are already being implemented.”
Eala thanked Bachmann in return for giving him the opportunity to share the thoughts and knowledge he gained during his short stint as PSC chairman and guaranteed his full support to the former pro basketball player’s administration.
Bachmann made special mention of the PSC workforce as the agency prepares to celebrate its 33rd anniversary later this month.
Malacañang announced Bachmann’s appointment last December 28 and was sworn in last a week later.