MANILA, Philippines (Updated 10:50 a.m.) — With the Tokyo Olympics fast approaching, Olympians should be zeroed in on their preparations for the Summer Games.
But with financial concerns on her mind, Tokyo qualifier and boxer Irish Magno hasn't been able to keep herself focused on her training.
Magno took to social media to lament her worries on Tuesday, particularly about her family in the province, with their allowance from the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) delayed.
"Ang hirap magfocus para sa paghahanda ko sa Olympics kung alam mong yung pamilya mo sa probinsya halos walang makain," wrote the pug on a now deleted Facebook post where she is seen looking on a window.
"Masakit lang isipin lalo na't ikaw lang inaasahan nila. Two months na walang allowance. Yan lang po inaasahan naming mga atleta. Sana magkaroon na," she continued.
Magno announced on Wednesday morning she took down the post due to "personal reasons".
The Filipina pug expressed her thanks to those who supported her after her post, and also commended the Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines (ABAP) for helping them through amid the allowance delay.
Good day po! Sorry po,I decided to erase my latest post,because of personal reasons.Basta maraming salamat po sa inyong…
"Salamat po ulit sa ABAP dahil hindi nila kami pinabayaan sa preparation namin dito sa Thailand," wrote Magno.
Magno and the rest of the national boxing team have yet to receive their allowances since January this year.
She and her teammates are in Thailand for training camp after leaving the Olympics training bubble in Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna.
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