OVER 100 members of pistol, rifle, trap and skeet, and practical shooting groups welcomed Luis “Chavit” Singson as new president of the Philippine National Shooting Association.
The members ratified the ratified the Feb. 16 election of Singson on Tuesday at the Manila Yacht Club.
Archer-turned shooter Raul Arambulo, a committee member, said the group is working in earnest to gain recognition from the Philippine Olympic Committee so they can start their SEA Games preparations.
“I’m not promising anything but I will be here to support not only my group but all the aggrupations,” said Singson, a trap and skeet shooting supporter since the 90s.
MYC Commodore Ildefonso “Boy” Trongued, who was named chairman of the association, expressed confidence that under the leadership of Singson shooting will agai deliver for the county, being one of the consistent medal producers in the SEA Games in the 80s and early 90s.
Elected along with Singson and Trongued were James Chua, vice president for international affairs; Herman de los Santos, VP for national affairs; retired Marine B. General Francisco Gudani, secretary-general; Severino Villarama, treasurer; and Inocentes Dionesa, corporate secretary.
Olympians Eric Ang and Jethro Dionisio and multi-titled Tac Padilla are eager to see improvements in the association.
“With Gov. Singson around, we’ll have the right direction and motivation to hit our targets,” said Ang.
The group hopes to stage a series of qualifying matches for aspiring national team members as Singson and company intend to do well in next year’s biennial competition.
“We will prove our critics wrong so we have to prepare as hard as we can,” said Gudani.