Statement of Philippine Olympic Committee President Ricky Vargas on Kiefer Ravena issue

PR 05/28/2018

I am saddened to hear of the FIBA suspension of national basketball player Kiefer Ravena after having tested positive for a prohibited substance. While we in the POC remain steadfast in our support of the IOC’s uncompromising…

POC chief Vargas hits the ground running

ABAP MEDIA BUREAU 03/08/2018

Immediately after the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) turnover ceremony Tuesday afternoon, POC president Ricky Vargas buckled down to work, meeting with the 2019 SEA Games Organizing Committee executive director Ramon Suzara. Vargas and POC chairman Bambol Tolentino,…

Vargas defeats Peping Conjuangco for POC presidency

Inquirer.net 02/23/2018

Boxing chief Ricky Vargas has defeated longtime Philippine Olympic Committee head Jose “Peping’ Cojuangco Jr. for the presidency. Vargas got 24 votes while Cojuangco, whose fourth term as the POC president was cut short, got 15 in…

POC election to push through; Vargas wary of disqualification

Jasmine W. Payo 02/19/2018

There will be an election all right, but looks like it’s heading down the same road, where Boxing Chief Ricky Vargas will be disqualified from challenging long-time incumbent Peping Cojuangco for the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) presidency.…

Court nullifies POC elections, orders inclusion of Vargas in new election

Inquirer.net 12/20/2017

BOXING chief Ricky Vargas won his bout against Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Peping Cojuangco at the Pasig City Regional Trial Court, which ordered that a new elections for POC president and chairman be held early next…

Court nullifies POC elections, orders inclusion of Vargas in re-run set on Feb. 23

Inquirer 12/20/2017

  Boxing chief Ricky Vargas won his bout against Philippine Olympic Committee president Peping Cojuangco at the Pasig City Regional Trial Court, which ordered that a new elections for POC president and chairman be held early next…

New PBA chairman Vargas says league is ‘stronger than ever’

Inquirer.net 12/17/2017

NARVASA RESIGNATION Saying that the PBA board is stronger than ever – and that it will stay that way – new chairman Ricky Vargas said that they “are looking forward to a very fruitful 43rd Season” and…

Easy win for Pacquiao

Glendale G. Rosal 11/06/2016

The “People’s Champ” Senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao reasserted himself as a boxing world champion after he lopsidedly defeated Mexican Jessie Vargas by unanimous decision at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Sunday noon…

Arum: Vargas can knock out Pacquiao

11/02/2016

Top Rank prexy also predicts early end in Donaire-Magdaleno battle Las Vegas, Nevada – There has been a cauldron of activity bubbling in Nevada not only because it is a hotly contested swing state in the 2016…

Manny, Pacman, Pacquiao

Hidelito Pascual 10/12/2016

I read somewhere a week or so ago about somebody who is no longer watching the Pacquiao vs. Vargas fight next month, because of his disappointment over the Pambansang Kamao’s performance as a member of the Senate.…

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