Cong. Jose Cojuangco Jr. today won a 4th 4-year term as President of the Philippine Olympic Committee. He ran unopposed but garnered the necessary majority of the votes for the opportunity to continue his programs for the advancement of Philippine sports.
In a forum held on Nov 20 at which candidates had an opportunity to campaign and articulate their plans, intentions, and qualifications, Cojuangco stressed that if we can continue the High Performance program that the Rio Olympics and Asian beach Games delegations underwent, “The Philippines can win 2 golds in Tokyo in 2020.”
Other re-electionists were also successful. Jose Romasanta of Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas retained the position of 1st Vice President over Alfredo Benitez of the Philippine Badminton Association; while the position of 2nd Vice President was likewise retained by Jeff Tamayo of the Philippine Soft Tennis Foundation, who ran against Lucas Managuelod of the Muay Association of the Philippines. For Treasurer, Julian Camacho, Wushu Federation Philippines, also won another term over Sonny Barrios of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas. Jonne Go, Philippine Canoe Kayak Federation, who ran unopposed, also secured a new term of office.
Four ran for the four available seats in the Board of Directors and Jesus Aranas of World Archery Philippines Inc., Cynthia Carrion of the Gymnastics Association of the Philippines, Roberto Mananquil of the Billiards Sports Confederation of the Philippines, and Cong. Prospero Pichay of the National Chess Federation of the Philippines all won the necessary votes to garner seats in the Board.
Congratulations to all the winners!
POC President Jose Cojuangco Jr. takes questions from the media
Winners All! Seated L-R: Jose Cojuangco Jr., Poc President; Frank Elizalde, former member of the IOC; Bro. Bernie Oca, member of the POC COMELEC; Jose Romasanta, 1st VP. Standing L-R: Jeff Tamayo, Robert Mananquil, Cynthia Carrion, Jonne Go, Julian Camacho, and Cong. Prosepro Pichay.