RICKY Vargas confirmed he has resigned as president of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC), citing 'corporate work and family sentiments' prompted him to give up the highest post in sports.Vargas said he tendered his irrevocable resignation to the majority ...
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RICKY Vargas has resigned as president of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC).Vargas made the decision during Tuesday's meeting of the Olympic body's executive board at the POC office in Pasig City, just 16 months after taking office.At ...
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Philippine Olympic Committee president Ricky Vargas said he will attend a session called by a majority of the members of the POC executive board on Tuesday 'to clear up matters in the interest of unity' ahead of the Southeast Asian ...
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Philippine Olympic Committee secretary-general Patrick Gregorio announced on Wednesday that the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has approved the release of the equivalent of P1.5 million for the purchase of an official transport for the POC.,For its part, Toyota ...
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PHILIPPINE Olympic Committee (POC) president Ricky Vargas wants 120 gold medals for the Philippines in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.Vargas made the statement on Tuesday morning during the Team Philippines assessment meeting organized by the Philippine Sports Commission at the Philippine ...
Jun 4, 2019
REP. Mikee Romero (1-Pacman Partylist) called on heads of national sports associations (NSAs) to avoid 'politicking' so as not to disrupt the athletes' preparations for the 2019 SEA Games which the country will be hosting later this year."Show ...
May 30, 2019
PHILIPPINE Olympic Committee (POC) president Ricky Vargas' top lieutenant lashed out at a group allied with former president Peping Cojuangco which he said is solely focused on a power grab rather than the country's preparations for the 2019 Southeast Asian ...
May 28, 2019
PHILIPPINE Olympic Committee (POC) president Ricky Vargas proposed to hold early elections but promised that he will do everything to stop 'dark forces' from regaining control of the country's highest sports body.In his speech during a heated ...
May 27, 2019
PHILIPPINE Olympic Committee (POC) first vice-president Joey Romasanta cried foul after being dropped as chef de mission to the Tokyo Olympics as he called for an election to resolve issues plaguing the organization.POC president Ricky Vargas made sweeping leadership changes ...
May 27, 2019
THE feud within the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) came to a head during the general assembly on Monday when a fed-up Ricky Vargas purged dissenting officials from key committees in the organization.POC president Vargas ordered the removal of former POC ...
May 27, 2019
PHILIPPINE Olympic Committee (POC) president Ricky Vargas will be the special guest in Tuesday's Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum at the Amelie Hotel-Manila.Vargas is appearing in the session presented by San Miguel Corp., Tapa King, Amelie Hotel, and the ...
Apr 8, 2019
THE voices of basketball fans prevailed.The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) worked with the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) and the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) over the weekend to make sure the basketball event of the 30th SEA Games ...
Mar 20, 2019
FORMER Philippine Swimming Inc. president Mark Joseph died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday (Manila time) in United Kingdom.He was 56.Current PSI chief Lani Velasco confirmed the sad news in a statement, saying Joseph's sister and the rest ...
Mar 7, 2019
ALL medalists in the last 18th Asian Games will receive their cash incentives from the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) during the scheduled PBA Governors Cup games on Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.The awarding ceremony will be held just before the ...
Sep 21, 2018
JAKARTA-The Philippines pulled off an unexpected four-gold medal harvest in the 18th Asan Games that came to a close on Sunday-but the improved performance was still lacking in almost all departments.The gold medals in weightlifting, golf and skateboarding ...
Sep 2, 2018
JAKARTA - Philippine Olympic Committee president Ricky Vargas stressed there is much work to do even as the country had a decent performance in the Asian Games.The Philippines collected four gold, two silver and 15 bronze medals place 19th in the medal ...
Sep 2, 2018
Relax, folks.Amid an online outcry, the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) assured the much-maligned logo for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games is by no means final.POC secretary general Patrick Gregorio said the logo showing 11 loops linked together to form ...
Aug 21, 2018
PHILIPPINE sports officials are hoping the Asian Games-bound team in Indonesia will improve on its seventh-place finish four years ago in Incheon, Korea.Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Ricky Vargas admitted a medal will be a "long shot" for the ...
Aug 5, 2018
PHILIPPINE basketball officials admitted the strong clamor by Filipino fans to play in the 2018 Asian Games swayed them to reconsider a decision not to send a team to the quadrennial meet.Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Ricky Vargas told mediamen during ...
Aug 5, 2018
THE Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) has formally submitted a letter informing the Indonesia Asian Games Organizing Committee (Inasgoc) about the Philippine men's basketball team's withdrawal, a highly-placed source said.The letter was submitted on Tuesday, said the person ...
Jul 31, 2018
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