MIKEE Romero, outgoing president of the Philippine National Shooting Association (PNSA), on Friday clarified that the federation’s election of officers will be held as scheduled on March 2 contrary to reports.
“We have already abided with the procedure giving the Philippine Olympic Committee a 15-day notice for an election to take place,” said Romero in a statement.
“The PNSA has to call the elections right away without delay as the terms of the PNSA board of directors have all expired last January 31. Officially, I am not anymore the PNSA president."
Though he remains a representative of the shotgun aggrupation, Romero reiterated his earlier pronouncement that he won’t be seeking a fresh mandate to lead the association due to his tight business schedule.
Romero took over the remainder of the four-year term left by Olympian Art Macapagal in June of 2011 after he was overwhelmingly voted by the directors of the five aggrupations – shotgun, rifle, pistol, practical Shooting and non-ISSF.
While his allies are vigorously pushing him to seek a four-year mandate this time, Romero politely begged off, saying: “It’s time for others to lead the association. There are so many officers capable of heading the association.
“I will be doing a disservice to the association if I will continue to cling on to my position while I’m out most of the time,” said the 41-year-old owner of Harbour Centre who served the PNSA faithfully for a little over 18 months.
The PNSA is now under the jurisdiction of the board-appointed Commission on Elections (COMELEC).
Romero has done enough for the association and its shooters by helping provide the installation of the first electronic target system at the Marine Shooting Range and the expanding of the PNSA members.
Likewise, Romero also gave their member shooters the exposure they needed after establishing an excellent working relationship with the POC and the Philippine Sports Commission.