Yeng Guiao asks probe on Team Ph low-key Asiad outcome

Pampanga Rep. Joseller “Yeng” Guiao, prominently knows as a PBA coach, has asked the House of Representative to have an inquiry on the low-key performance of the Philippine team, including Gilas Pilipinas, in the 17th Asian Games, according to report.

In his filed resolution 1515, the congressman from Pampanga said many Filipinos “were not pleased with our delegation’s showing in the Games after we placed 22nd over-all in the quadrennial sports meet, one of the country’s worst finishes in the last 20 years.”

Guiao compared the performance fo the Filipino athletes, that captured 3 golds, 4 silvers and 9 bronzes in 2010, to the current showing of 1 gold, 3 silvers, and 11 bronzes.

“The result of our 2014 Asian Games campaign should be an eye-opener for our sports officials on the need to go back to the drawing board to determine what else can be done to improve our performance,” he said.

He also mentioned that the Philippines ended up seventh among SEA countries: Thailand (6th overall, 12-7-28), Malaysia (14th, 5-14-14), Singapore (15th, 5-6-13) and Indonesia (17th, 4-5-11).

“There may also be a need for a clearer and more focused national sports program to groom and prepare world class athletes that will represent the country in future international competitions such as the SEA Games, ASIAN games and the Olympics,” he said.

Though Guiao didn’t mention specifically Gilas Pilipinas 7th place finish, millions of Filipinos around the world were disappointed.

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