A day after the surprise resignation of POC president Ricky Vargas, chairman Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino announced on Wednesday, June 19, that he intends to call a special election for the position of president vacated by Vargas.

Tolentino plans to formally announce this during the scheduled extraordinary general assembly on Tuesday, June 25.

Under the POC Bylaws Article 7 section 6, a special election may be called by the chairman within 30 days from the date the vacancy arises if the named successors – first vice president and second vice president – are not qualified to succeed.

These two officers must possess the qualifications of a POC president. Among others, they must be an incumbent president of an Olympic Sport-NSA.

First vice president Jose Romasanta is currently the vice president of the volleyball association while second vice president Antonio Tamayo is president of soft tennis, which is not an Olympic sport. rappler.com

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