Wesley So, in an interview with Chess.com, describes corruption, particularly in sports, in the Philippines.
The major problem is corruption. It’s hard for athletes to get financial assistance to compete abroad, especially if they don’t have connections. For example, we would send teams to the Asian Games and there would be more officials on the plane than athletes.
Right as the Rain,WES
Tubig at Langis pag mix ang pulitika sa Usapang Sport sa Pilipinas….Nakkabaligtad ng Sikmura
Wesley So is the best person to say this. He experienced it, he made it on top, and he’s somewhat out of reach from repercussions by corrupt local officials.
Unfortunately, it’s not just chess. Let’s talk about football and other sports federation.
You nailed it…..
KAYA DI TAYO UMANGAT ANGAT! NAPAKA DAMI NG MGA OPORTUNISTA SA PALIGID NATIN!!
Was it Peping Cojuangco who was the chair of the PSC when So switched from Philippines to USA? Go figure.
jaime l Barredo
So many talents were wasted because of politicking in the PSC.
Unfortunately, it’s not only in sports…
Age old problem of corruption and exploitation of our athletes. Imagine the countless talented kids who dream big only to be callously used up by these horrible politicians