The organizational structure of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) underwent a major revamp after the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested an employee of the sports body for a payroll scam.
Atty. Guillermo Iroy Jr., who handles the legal affairs of PSC, was appointed as Executive Director of the agency.
Iroy replaces Merlita Ibay who was reinstalled to her original designation as deputy executive director for finance and administrative services of the commission.
Queenie Evangelista, meanwhile, will head the Bureau of Coordinating Secretariat and Support Services as its acting Deputy Executive Director.
PSC chairperson William Ramirez acknowledged ‘lapses in the agency and vowed to ensure that necessary investigation, correction and sanction are done’ following the arrest of Paul Ignacio, a staff of the agency’s personnel department.
“As the highest accountable official of the agency, I take responsibility to effect changes, to make sure that there are no gaps in the organization. I feel sad, frustrated, and hurt but we all have to have composure,” Ramirez said.
NBI apprehended Ignacio after it was discovered that he stole money from PSC by by using the names of former athletes and coaches not qualified for monthly allowances from the government.
Ramirez sought assistance from the Office of the Solicitor General for the complaint filed against the PSC employee.