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Vargas allowed to challenge Cojuangco for POC presidency

Ricky Vargas, holding the microphone, will challenge Peping Cojuangco for POC presidency. Dennis Acosta (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--In a possible game-changing moment for the POC, the said body's election committee allowed Ricky Vargas to vie for the presidential post.

In an omnibus resolution made by committee members Frank Elizalde, Bernie Oca, and Alberto Agra, Vargas, who acts as ABAP's boss, and Congressman Bambol Tolentino, who is the current head of PhilCycling, were made eligible to run for president and chairman of the POC respectively.

The said development means that Vargas, who is also the current chairman of the PBA Board of Governors, will be taking on incumbent POC boss Peping Cojuangco, who is seeking a fifth term as president.

The fate of the POC will now lie on the general election, a recall election of sorts following a court order nullifying the Nov. 25, 2016 election and consequently the disqualification of Vargas and Tolentino as official candidates, set for Friday at the Wack-Wack Golf and Country Club in Mandaluyong.

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