Peping Cojuangco, allies rule POC polls


Four more years with Peping Cojuangco.

MANILA, Philippines — Jose “Peping” Cojuangco Jr. officially earned a fresh four-year mandate as president of the Philippine Olympic Committee Friday.

Without any challenger, Cojuangco won a third straight term as POC chief, getting 32 votes from the 42 voting members during the elections held at Alabang Country Club.

“I’m given another four years and I want to make sure that this last four years as president of the POC, I could finally produce the result the people are expecting,” said Cojuangco, who will lead the POC until the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro.

It was a landslide victory for Cojuangco’s ticket, with Tom Carrasco of triathlon elected chair over POC chair Monico Puentevella, 21-18, and Joey Romasanta claiming the job of Manny Lopez as 1st vice president, 24-16.

“For the future of Philippine sports, we’ll cooperate with the result of the election and accept the decision of the majority,” said Lopez.

Jeff Tamayo of soft tennis was named 2nd VP over cycling chief and Tagaytay City mayor Abraham Tolentino, 24-15; POC treasurer Julian Camacho of wushu retained his post with 28 votes against Romeo Ribano’s (squash) 12.

Prospero Pichay of chess defeated Godofredo Galindez of golf, 28-12, as auditor while Cynthia Carrion of gymnastics (28 votes), Dave Carter of judo (29), Jonne Go of canoe-kayak (29) and Ernesto Echauz of sailing (23) earned seats in the executive board.

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  • captainramius

    For the record Peping Cojuangco elected POC President 2004, re elected 2008 and now reelected 2012.  By the time he ended his 12 year 3 term presidency he will have presided 
    3 olympic games 
    2008 Beijing China =   zero medals 
    2012 London UK    =   zero medals
    2016 Rio Brazil      =   ???

    As it take decades to produce a medalist in today olympic competition we will most likely end up with zero medals also in Brazil.  But what the hell Peping got his 3 term wish and he as a veteran politician and his minions in POC are not there to win medals they are only for participation and the chance of a lifetime of a junket courtesy of our money to the Olympic Games.

  • Jess

    Meron ka pa bang ibubuga, Mr. President? Matagal na kaming naghihintay ng “miracle” kasi it is only a MIRACLE that can can transform our ailing sports in the PHilippines. Please do not do the same thing again and again, even if you try it better this time. Try something different. ONly a mad man will do the same thing over and over again and expect different results.

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