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POC reaffirms cooperative settlement

MANILA, Philippines — POC president Ricky Vargas labored out a landmark resolution with the POC Executive Board in a unifying two-hour meeting at the POC Office within the PhilSports Complex, Pasig, the other day and emerged from the nerve-racking accumulating absolutely assured that things at the moment are shifting forward in the staging of the Southeast Asian Games here late this yr.
Vargas known as at the Executive Board to unite for the sake of the u . S . A . And the Filipino athletes while reiterating his position of transparency in pushing the POC to a degree of ISO certification for precise governance. He expressed his gratitude to folks who attended the assembly for his or her assist in unanimously approving a resolution that reaffirmed the POC’s authorization of PHISGOC because the SEA Games organizing committee.
Present on the meeting were former POC president Jose Cojuangco, Jr., chairman Rep. Abraham Tolentino, first vice president Joey Romasanta, 2d vice chairman Tony Tamayo, secretary-wellknown Patrick Gregorio, deputy secretary-wellknown Karen Caballero, treasurer Julian Camacho, auditor Jonne Go and board members Cynthia Carrion, Robert Mananquil, Rep. Butch Pichay and Frank Elizalde. Also attending have been company secretary Atty. Al Agra, communications director Ed Picson and preferred manager Art Aro.
The decision confirmed the appointment of former Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alan Peter Cayetano as PHISGOC chairman completely for the reason of the approaching SEA Games and the authorization of Vargas to enter into a cooperative agreement with PHISGOC and PSC in which the POC will supervise PHISGOC for the gain of the SEA Games Federation, unused PHISGOC budget might be donated to POC for the advantage of Filipino athletes, normal operations/economic /management reviews could be submitted via PHISGOC to POC and all contracts entered into through PHISGOC might be reviewed by way of a POC Board Member precise by Vargas.
Vargas mentioned that in a letter dated Aug. Sixteen, 2017, Cojuangco as POC president had appointed Cayetano as overall chairman of the SEA Games Organizing Committee. Cayetano then created PHISGOC as a foundation to be the company car staging the SEA Games. PHISGOC’s authority become confined to the approaching SEA Games through the POC Executive Board.
Vargas said he has spoken with Cayetano and PSC chairman Butch Ramirez in getting the POC, PHISGOC and PSC on the equal page. “The responsibilities in our cooperative agreement are clean,” stated Vargas. “The POC has manage of the Games or the content, PSC the investment frequently for the schooling of athletes and PHISGOC the staging of the SEA Games, including production, marketing and media. Sec. Alan is worried about the event and will depart not anything to danger in ensuring our web hosting is a fulfillment. Chairman Butch is doing his pleasant to support our joint effort below the instances. Our common bond is our love of u . S . A . And passion for sports. We are knowledgeable that the budget for the SEA Games is coming quickly. We’re delayed within the training of our athletes however we’re trying to make do with much less than greatest situations. Once the budget kicks in, we’ll be going full blast and we’re excited to make things show up. We’re encouraged via the expression of help from our athletes like Hidilyn Diaz, Cheska Altomonte and Nikko Huelgas who’re with us in calling for an cease to politics in sports activities and getting all people collectively.”


Vargas said a project force may be shaped to coordinate the training of athletes with the PSC and POC. PSC govt director Atty. Guillermo Iroy, Romasanta, Caballero and Picson were nominated to incorporate the venture pressure.
Vargas stated Elizalde turned into a effective influence on the Executive Board assembly. “Mr. Elizalde spoke out, pronouncing it changed into silly to even talk about now not pushing through with the website hosting of the SEA Games,” he stated. “Nobody wants to exchange horses at midstream. We spoke approximately Sec. Alan’s appointment and the introduction of PHISGOC and a resolution changed into made to reaffirm the entirety. Unfortunately, media got concerned within the mess in which it turned into even suggested that Thailand and Indonesia were equipped to step in if we withdraw from web hosting. Thailand and Indonesia later issued a declaration of aid for POC. We’re not quitters, we’re decided to host the SEA Games effectively with the PSC, PHISGOC and POC in a cooperative agreement.”

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