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Clamor grows for Pangilinan to seek POC post

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Manuel V. Pangilinan. FILE PHOTO

There’s a growing clamor for the Most Valuable Patron of Philippine sports to take over the management of the Philippine Olympic Committee.

POC spokesperson Joey Romasanta confirmed yesterday that several national sports associations are amenable to a plan to install tycoon Manny V. Pangilinan either as president or chair of the national Olympic body.

Romasanta said POC president Jose “Peping” Cojuangco Jr. is open to a compromise should Pangilinan agree to the call of the NSAs.

“A workable arrangement can always be discussed,” said Romasanta. “I hope MVP would heed the clamor. He would be a blessing to Philippine sports.”

Seeking a third straight term as POC chief, Cojuangco has no challengers yet in the POC elections slated Nov. 30.

“Cong Peping is open to a compromise if it’s for the good of the POC,” said Romasanta. “Like his businesses, MVP can manage the POC professionally.”

Pangilinan, a telecommunications magnate who also has vast interests in utilities, health care, highway maintenance and mining, among others, is the president of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas and chair of the Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines.

He is also a generous supporter of badminton, taekwondo, cycling, tennis, running and football through his MVP Sports Foundation.

In the absence of a challenger, Cojuangco could get a fresh four-year mandate from the POC general assembly by acclamation, just like in 2004 when he first took over the body.

For an election to push through, though, three-fourths of the POC’s 43 voting members should call for the poll exercise.

Cojuangco won the 2008 POC polls, 21-19, over former shooting head Art Macapagal.


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Tags: Jose "Peping" Cojuangco Jr. , Philippine Olympic Committee , Sports

  • rafaella nibungko

    compromise!!!  kapal talaga ni peping cojuanco, sa kanya ba ang POC at kailangan may compromise.  pamangkin nya nga hanggang 2016 lang. sya an tagal na nya sa POC. walang nangyayari. 

  • monses

    MVP should not team with peping  and instead run as POC president otherwise he will be use by the latter to tighten his grip on power.The only reason why peping is in power is because of noynoy.pakapalan na lang ng mukha khit mabaon na sa lupa ang philippine sports.

  • Don Ryder

    It seems everything that MVP touches prospers.  Let’s give him a chance.  I just hope, though, that he doesn’t forget other sports since he is too focused on basketball – a sport where Filipinos ABSOLUTELY have no chance to win a gold medal, nor a world championship title  . . .  maliban kung humugot tayo ng isang dosenang negro!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ily-Neems/100000211025856 Ily Neems

    I support you Mr. MVP!

  • clavenilo

    Joey you are part of the team in POC that has this lousy performance. The best solution to the problem is for Peping and all of you to give way , you have your chance , 8 freaking long years sub rang tagal na ito .   Mahiya naman kayo , di ba tinuro sa inyo ito sa grade school ?

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/J4WK4GQJ4HMNJTAOOBKOOYF7JM jeff

      thats correct

  • sam_aquino

    MVP is a solid sports patron…  it’s about time cojuanco steps down & hand over the leadership to someone who has his “heart” into sports…  elections should never even be required…

    let MVP take over the POC…  at least, peping would be remembered as gracious & a gentleman by doing so…

    MVP would be a “hands down” choice for the post…

  • WeAry_Bat

    Anong compromise, lumayas ka na sa puwesto kagaya ni Puno.  Delicadeza lang. 

    Tagal na walang ginto ang bayan natin.

  • JustWords811

    what will MVP offer? a harvest of medals including that elusive gold in Rio? if yes, by all means!!! no more incompetent leadership? if yes, by all means!!! i do feel from his track record (notwithstanding the recent philex mining issue which can be easily resolved, if he wants to), he has what it takes to succeed.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TKQGLJHFJDUE3RQTVXM3XFYJF4 JosephJ

    simply said peping cjunagco should resign … on the other hand he will not do that … walang delicadeza ang tao na yan …

  • clavenilo

    Per the website the Chairman of the Philippine Olympic Committee and always a member of our delegation to the Olympics since 1996 is Congressman from Negros Occidental Monico Fuentebella , current NSA head of Weightlifting .

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/CKLREO2LE7Q4CWQ46QRTPVZIB4 Bitoy

      I am referring to the International Olympic Committee not the NOC of PH or the POC where Mr. Fuentebella is the chairman.



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