POC athletes commission eyes more projects for the youth

June Navarro 01/15/2020

MANILA, Philippines–Filipino athletes will collectively go out of their way to get more children into sports. Olympian swimmer Jessie Lacuna announced on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, that the athletes’ commission of the Philippine Olympic Committee would engage…

Philippines clinches SEA Games overall championship

Marc Anthony Reyes - Philippine Daily Inquirer 12/08/2019

NEW CLARK CITY — Team Philippines’ top officials have already called it: Team Philippines is the 30th Southeast Asian Games overall champion once again. Philippine Olympic Committee chair Steve Hontiveros said that with 88 golds early Sunday,…

Renovation of old facilities seen as rebirth of PH sports

June Navarro 11/07/2019

MANILA, Philippines — There are several promising athletes that remain untapped to this day due to the lack of sports facilities. With the renovation of facilities inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila and Philsports in…

Independent body for POC polls formed

Inquirer.net 07/09/2019

The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) has appointed former Commission on Elections commissioner Rene Sarmiento to lead the independent elections committee in the coming POC polls. POC board member Robert Mananquil made the announcement on Monday, July 8,…

CWA lauds Diaz, urges POC to call for PWA election

PR 08/23/2018

Cebu Weightlifting Association (CWA) president Felix Tiukinhoy lauded Hidilyn Diaz for her latest feat in the Asian Games, and urged the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) to push for an election for weightlifting to help discover more potential…

Cebu urges POC to call for weightlifting election

PR 08/17/2018

Almost all Filipinos know Hidilyn Diaz but not all are aware of the Philippine Weightlifting Association Inc. and its struggles. And that’s something the Cebu Weightlifting Association (CWA) wants changed for the good of the sport. Felix…

CWA ready to work with NSA recognized by the POC

Brian Ochoa 08/15/2018

THE CEBU Weightlifting Association (CWA) said it is willing to be part of whichever national sports association (NSA) for weightlifting will be recognized by the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC). Despite Hidilyn Diaz winning a silver medal in…

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,…

TIME FOR CHANGE

Glendale G. Rosal 02/23/2018

Cebu sports officials hopeful with Vargas-led POC administration Cebu’s sports officials are hoping that the new administration of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) headed by newly elected President Victorico “Ricky” Vargas can give the Philippine sports a…

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…

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