Anthony Carlo Agustin

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Several Athletic Directors See Gaps in Senate Bill No. 2226

Anthony Carlo Agustin

Many athletic directors from various private schools in Bacolod City see some gaps or loopholes in the proposed law Senate Bill No. 2226.

Last week, Senators Pia Cayetano alongside Cynthia Villar and Miriam Defensor-Santiago has filed Senate Bill No. 2226 or an "Act protecting the amateur nature of student-athletes in the Philippines by regulating the residency requirement and prohibiting the commercialization of student-athletes."

Anthony Carlo Agustin, Athletic Director of West Negros University, said that though he is in favor of the provision which states that no residency requirement shall be imposed on a high school student-athlete transferring to another high school or to a college or university but, unconvinced with the section which stressed that it only allows schools to give deserving student-athletes tuition, board, and lodging; uniform and equipment; as well as reasonable living allowance, while prohibits schools from offering student-athlete or his immediate family members the benefits or incentives beyond that enumerated under Section 7.