June 18, 2018, 11:47 am
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Vargas, Tolentino status still hangs in new POC polls

THE Philippine Olympic Committee will hold elections for president and chairman on Friday, but under its own terms and conditions.

That may  not bode well for boxing chief Ricky Vargas and cycling head, Tagaytay Rep. Bambol Tolentino, who were required yesterday to file certificates of candidacy that would be screened by a new POC election committee, based on the POC constitution and by-laws, according to POC spokesman and chess president Prospero Pichay Jr.

“The assembly agreed that we will have an election on Feb. 23, not because we are following (the court) orders but based on what we agreed upon today and that of the POC constitution and by-laws,” Pichay said after the closed-door meeting held at the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club West Side Grill in Mandaluyong that lasted four hours.

“It will be up to the POC election committee to determine the qualifications of the candidates, including those of Vargas and Tolentino,” added the Surigao del Sur congressman. “I believe we still have enough time to do that.”

Vargas and Tolentino were disqualified from running as president and chairman, respectively, in the Nov. 25, 2016 polls after the election committee led by former International Olympic Committee representative Frank Elizalde, ruled they were not “active members” by not attending enough meetings of the general assembly.

In a resolution, the POC Executive Board last Thursday upheld the definition of “active member” based on the Olympic body’s charter, which previously barred Vargas and Tolentino from running.   

“Ang pinag-uusapan dito is not an NSA but a NSA official or individual running for a POC position,” Pichay stressed.  

“I and congressman Tolentino should be allowed to run lest the POC be cited in indirect contempt of court,” said Vargas, who, together with Tolentino, was able to secure a ruling from a Pasig lower court last December nullifying the result of the last POC election.

The court also ordered that both sports officials be allowed to run in the new polls this Friday.

Vargas warned the POC leadership “that there is a strong clamor for change among the NSAs that are calling for a new election,” apparently confident he has the required votes in defeating Cojuangco, who ran unopposed and was reelected to a fourth straight term two years ago.

A total of 38 NSAs sent representatives to yesterday’s session while also present were Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski, the IOC representative to the Philippines, and Rio Olympic silver medalist Hidylin Diaz, the POC Athletes Commission representative.

There was a furor even before meeting began as representatives of the Philippine Sports Commission came in full force in an effort to observe the proceedings.              

They were led by commissioners Ramon Fernandez, Charles Maxey, Arnold Agustin, Celia Kiram and executive director Atty. Sannah Frivaldo.

“Aren’t we allowed to enter as observers since we are also interested parties?” Frivaldo asked POC secretary-general Steve Hontiveros after the PSC group was not allowed to enter the general assembly room.

Frivaldo was referring to the Feb. 9 letter to the POC of IOC deputy director-general Pere Miro, NOC relations director, permitting “all interested parties” to attend the meeting.   

Pichay said he talked to Fernandez about the matter to explain why their presence could be interpreted as “government intervention” by the IOC.

“We were only trying to protect the integrity and autonomy of the POC based on our constitution and by-laws as well as Republic Act 6847 (the law creating the PSC),” related Pichay. “Also, the presence of the PSC officials might also affect our members since it is the PSC that provides them support.”

Barred from entering the closed-door meeting was acting shooting chief Richard Fernandez, whose position was “usurped” during the snap elections last Friday where former Ilocos Sur. Gov. Chavit Singson was purportedly elected as the new Philippine National Shooting Association president.

“Our contention was that election was void and illegal and the status quo should prevail so I should attend the assembly,” said Fernandez, a Vargas supporter, who was forced to cool his heels outside the assembly room.  

Weightlifting head Monico Puentevella, a Vargas ally, was also earlier barred from entering the proceedings after Hontiveros said the weightlifting group under the new name of “Samahang Weighlifting ng Pilipinas” had failed to submit its incorporation papers to the POC.

“Weighlifting gave the country its silver medal in the Rio Olympic Games and you are not allowing me to join?” Puentevella ranted while remonstrating outside the assembly’s session hall.  

Puentevella was eventually allowed to join the assembly as a matter of courtesy to the former POC chairman and Asian Weighlifting Federation president.   

Underscoring the importance of the meeting, sports officials who rarely, if ever, attended the GA meetings showed up, including Philippine Taekwondo Association president Robert Aventajado, who is supporting Vargas.
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