THE Philippine Olympic Committee has asked the Philippine National Shooting Association to take a second look at its list of voters after the postponement of elections originally slated on Saturday.
POC first vice-president and membership committee chairman Joey Romasanta said they will not be sending an observer to the elections to be held at the Philippine Marines Shooting Range in Fort Bonifacio due to a discrepancy in the voters' list from the previous to the current polls.
“We responded by writing the PNSA to check and resolve the issue para matuloy ang election,” said Romasanta.
The POC action came after 29 national team members accused board member Nathaniel ‘Tac’ Padilla of “abuse of authority” in a letter to the PNSA Comelec.
Padilla was accused of meddling in past elections by padding the number of voters as well as making undue influence on competitions to favor his shooters.
“The undersigned members of the PNSA represent a common sentiment in regards to some clear and alarming irregularities in the election of many PNSA members, the board of directors would like to bring the matter to the Comelec, which is safeguarding the integrity of our entire election process,” the letter stated.
“For this reason, the undersigned members hereby accuse Mr. Nathaniel 'Tac' Padilla of irregular and unethical conduct, actions and decisions, which is tantamount to abuse of authority as a former chairman of the membership committee,” the letter added.