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…

‘Ricky’: The man with several hats

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 12/26/2017

Roderic “Ricky” Rama-Poca was many things to many people whose lives he had touched. For his former students at the University of San Carlos (USC), where he taught under the Department of Political Science from 1993 to…

Remembering Ricky Poca

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 12/26/2017

RICKY Poca emerged in the public eye in the mid-80s when he joined the struggle against the Marcos dictatorship. Together with his uncle, the late Cebu City councilor Clemente Rama, they helped the late Inday Nita Cortes…

Ricky Poca writes 30

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 12/26/2017

Cebu Daily News columnist Ricky Poca passed away at dawn today due to cardiac arrest. He was 58. The news was confirmed by his first cousin, former Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama. “We are asking for prayers…

Team Rama taking up Tom’s challenge

Ricky Poca 04/10/2017

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña is now complaining of harassment after a string of complaints was filed at the Office of the President and the Ombudsman by officials allied with Team Rama. He claimed that the cases…

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