WATCH: Full senate hearing on POC probe
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 30, 2016 05:13 PM
Philippine Olympic Committee president Jose “Peping” Cojuangco believed that they were able to clarify the issues hurled against the national Olympic body.
Philippine Olympic Committee president Jose “Peping” Cojuangco was grilled by the Senate committee on sports headed by Senator Manny Pacquiao Tuesday regarding the issues and problems hounding the development of Philippine sports.
In a lengthy session that lasted almost four hours, Cojuangco, who won his fourth straight term as POC’s head unopposed last week, was joined by Philippine Sports Commission chairman William “Butch” Ramirez and representatives of different national sports associations.
The probe questioned POC’s unliquidated financial support they’ve received from the PSC including P16 million from 2010 to 2016 and P27 million more from the country’s hosting of the 2005 Southeast Asian Games.
Several NSA officials present also aired their grievances against Cojuangco and his alleged abuse of power with POC interfering in some NSA affairs and politics that resulted in a long and testy session.
Cojuangco, a former Tarlac representative, believed that they were “able to clarify the issues.”
“Yung sinasabi nilang unliquidated, we presented yung liquidation papers,” said Cojuangco, who added that only P1 million is left unliquidated by POC.
The probe will continue.
Here’s the full senate hearing: