FRANK ELIZALDE, the outgoing International Olympic Committee representative to the Philippines, believes Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski is qualified to be his replacement for the important post.
“I’m all for it,” said Elizalde in an interview during the Philippine Olympic Committee’s weekly radio program over DZSR Sports Radio 918. “She has the qualifications and she is already involved in sports.”
Cojuangco-Jaworksi has been nominated to take over the post of IOC representative to the Philippines replacing Elizalde, who is set to retire after 17 years.
Elizalde said the daughter of POC president Jose ‘Peping’ Cojuangco Jr. has been interviewed for the post by IOC officials during the London Olympics.
During her athletic career, Cojuangco-Jaworski, who also dabbled in acting, was a standout in equestrian and won the country’s lone gold medal in the 2002 Busan Asian Games.
Cojuangco-Jaworski is currently the corporate secretary of the Equestrian Association of the Philippines and a member of the Olympic Council of Asia athletes commission.
Elizalde, however, said that Cojuangco-Jaworski isn’t a cinch for the post as the IOC will have to determine whether there is a need to assign an IOC representative to the country.
“There is no guarantee that she or anybody will succeed me,” said Elizalde.