FORMER Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Ricky Vargas is pushing for an age limit of 70 years old for sports officials who would like to run for a position in the national Olympic body.Vargas, the president of the Association of Boxing ...
Jun 30, 2020
THE Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) is reportedly moving to amend its constitution by prohibiting officials aged 70 years old and above to run for an executive board position.POC president Abraham 'Bambol' Tolentino is spearheading the move which he hopes to be ...
Jun 9, 2020
DESPITE the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam will push through, according to Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Rep. Abraham 'Bambol' Tolentino.Tolentino said Vietnam SEA Games organizers have not indicated about the possibility of postponing the biennial ...
Jun 3, 2020
PHILIPPINE Olympic Committee (POC) president Rep. Abraham 'Bambol' Tolentino is not in favor of the resumption of team sports events during the quarantine which a few national sports associations (NSAs) are pushing for.Seven national sports associations (NSAs), some from team sports ...
Jun 2, 2020
BEING a rower isn't for everyone.To be part of the Philippine Rowing Association, for example, you need to stand at least 5'11 for males, and 5'6 if you're a female. Practices are held three times a day. ...
May 27, 2020
PHILIPPINE Olympic Committee (POC) president Abraham 'Bambol' Tolentino will be lobbying for more sports to be included in the 2021 Southeast Asian Games to improve the country's chances of retaining the overall title.Tolentino said he will be flying to ...
Dec 18, 2019
THE Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) on Tuesday handed out cash incentives to gold medal winners in the 30th Southeast Asian Games following its general assembly held at the Conrad Hotel.Most of the 149 gold medalists in the SEA Games were present ...
Dec 17, 2019
Ten years ago, if you would ask anyone what a sport is, you'd think along the lines of competitive, physical activities you'd take in physical education classes - basketball, football, volleyball, tennis, athletics. But as the hype and lineups around the ...
Dec 7, 2019
PHILIPPINE Olympic Committee (POC) president Abraham 'Bambol' Tolentino has a conservative goal for all national sports associations in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games - win at least two gold medals.Appearing in the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum at Amelie Hotel Manila, Tolentino ...
Nov 26, 2019
PHILIPPINE Olympic Committee (POC) president Abraham 'Bambol' Tolentino has called for understanding following several glitches that have marred the lead-up to the country's hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games.Appearing in Tuesday's Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum, Tolentino ...
Nov 26, 2019
KEY positions were again filled on Tuesday during the first Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) general assembly under new president Abraham 'Bambol' Tolentino.Tolentino announced before the general assembly at the Diamond Hotel that he was appointing Philippine Football Federation president Mariano 'Nonong' ...
Aug 13, 2019
NEWLY-ELECTED Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Abraham 'Bambol' Tolentino vowed to continue putting in the reforms pushed by former chief Ricky Vargas, as well as focus on the country's hosting of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.Tolentino won the presidency ...
Jul 28, 2019
THE Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) has formally set its special elections on July 28 at the Century Park Sheraton Hotel in Manila.The date and venue were formalized during Thursday's extraordinary general assembly at the Manila Golf Club where four positions - ...
Jul 18, 2019
THE International Olympic Committee (IOC) will send an observer for the July 18 extraordinary general assembly of the Philippine Olympic Committee.The POC is set to form of the election committee for the July 28 special elections.The IOC said in a ...
Jul 13, 2019
THE International Olympic Committee (IOC) reiterated that the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) should not rush the holding of its special elections to avoid legal issues.The IOC sent a second letter, dated July 2, recommending steps that would lead to a special ...
Jul 3, 2019
PHILIPPINE Olympic Committee (POC) chairman Abraham 'Bambol' Tolentino said a verbal commitment to resign is binding as he urged members of the executive board to honor their word and step down from their positions for a special election to push through.The ...
Jul 2, 2019
TOP officials of the Philippine Olympic Committee have committed to vacate their positions to set the stage for a special election that can happen as early as July 5.POC chairman Abraham 'Bambol' Tolentino and Joey Romasanta led the officials who expressed ...
Jun 25, 2019
PHILIPPINE Olympic Committee (POC) chairman Abraham 'Bambol' Tolentino on Wednesday said he intends to call for a special election for the position of president vacated by Ricky Vargas.In a statement, Tolentino cited the POC by-laws specifically Article 7, Section 6 ...
Jun 19, 2019
NEW Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Joey Romasanta assured a sudden change in leadership of the national Olympic body will not affect the hosting of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.Romasanta vowed the SEA Games will be staged by a collaborative organization ...
Jun 18, 2019
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 ...
Jun 18, 2019
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