Ricky Vargas beats Peping Cojuangco for POC presidency

first_imgVargas group starts celebrating pic.twitter.com/FYRhmDIGM5— Marc Anthony Reyes (@marcreyesINQ) February 23, 2018 Simmons’ late FTs gives 76ers win over Bulls Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving LATEST STORIES LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico AFP official booed out of forumcenter_img Right away, Vargas said they will go all out for the athletes and push for campaign in the August Asian Games and the country’s hosting of the Southeast Asian Games next year.READ: Ramirez warns POC: Resolve leadership rowCojuangco was the longest serving POC chief having assumed the position in 2004, winning four terms until a court ordered the Olympic body to allow Vargas and Tolentino to run for post.Andyan na kami ni chairman tolentino, we are committted kami sa atleta — Vargas pic.twitter.com/wsHbfRsXEDADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Read Next POC has elected a new president. Photo from Marc Reyes/INQUIRERBoxing chief Ricky Vargas bested incumbent president Jose “Peping” Cojuangco Jr. by a wide margin to become the next Philippine Olympic Committee president in a much-anticipated elections Friday held at Wack Wack Golf and Country Club.Vargas gained 24 votes from the 43 qualified voters that included national sports associations and athletes, while the 83-year-old Cojuangco could only muster 15 votes.ADVERTISEMENT READ: Peping camp claims he’s got number to winVargas’s running mate Bambol Tolentino of cycling also won the post as chair, beating Ting Ledesma of table tennis, 23-15.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout — Marc Anthony Reyes (@marcreyesINQ) February 23, 2018Both Vargas and Tolentino were barred from running last Nov. 25, 2016 on account of POC ruling that requires candidates to be present in majority of the General Assembly meetings for the past two years.READ: Real ‘battle’ happens on POC General Assembly, not on Feb. 23 pollsImmediately, the POC commission of elections composed of Frank Elizalde, Alberto Agra and Bro. Bernie Oca declared Vargas as president, serving the remaining term of Cojuangco which is until 2020.This is how the POC elections went pic.twitter.com/PcworKLMQY— Marc Anthony Reyes (@marcreyesINQ) February 23, 2018 View commentslast_img