The head of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has denied any wrongdoing or wrangling among organizers of Manila’s hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.

PSC Chairman William Ramirez denied that his agency and the Philippine Olympic Committee were having differences with the private foundation tasked to spearhead the 2019 hosting.

“The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) and the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) are united in one leadership of the President of the Republic, to host and participate in the 30th Southeast Asian Games,” Ramirez in a statement on Friday.

Ramirez said he met with Palace officials on Thursday to address the issues raised against Phisgoc, the private body headed by Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano as chairman.

“There is no truth to the allegation of corruption. Yesterday, [Rep.] Alan Peter Cayetano, and myself sat down with Sen. Bong Go and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea to sort out issues being reported by news outfits in the past days,” he said.

Ramirez also said the organizers would be transparent in their dealings.

“We assure the athletes and the general public that all decisions and transactions will be done with the utmost transparency. The PSC, through the guidance of the Department of Budget Management and assistance of the Procurement Service, shall work together to ensure that public funds are protected and that all disbursements or expenses follow existing government rules and laws,” he said.

“We shall be gathering presidents and athletes of all POC and PSC accredited national sports associations to personally update them on developments and be witnesses to the pledge of unity of major stakeholders of Philippine sports,” he added.