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Tolentino and Aranas

It will be incumbent president Bambol Tolentino of the Integrated Cycling Federation of the Philippines against Clint Aranas, World Archery Philippines president, in the race for the Philippine Olympic Committee presidency.

The POC election is set on November 27 and the aspirants can start filing their certificates of candidacy on Oct. 1.

After naming Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president Al Panlilio as his first vice president and Philippine Fencing Association and Philippine Modern Pentathlon Association president Richard Gomez as his second vice president, Tolentino unveiled the other names on his slate Saturday.

He named Triathlon Association of the Philippines president Tom Carrasco as his candidate for chairman, Gymnastics Association of the Philippines president Cynthia Carreon-Norton as his treasurer, and Philippine Basketball Association legend Chito Loyzaga, representing the Philippine Amateur Baseball Association, as the auditor.

The board members in Tolentino’s ticket are Muaythai Association of the Philippines secretary general Pearl Managuelod, Philippine Judo Federation president Dave Carter, renowned sports doctor George Canlas, the head of the United Philippine Surfing Association, and fellow congressman Prospero Pichay of the National Chess Federation of the Philippines.

Meanwhile, Aranas also presented his own partial ticket for the POC election.

Aranas named Philippine Handball Federation president Steve Hontiveros as his chairman, Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association president Philip Juico as first vice president, and Philippine Rugby Football Union secretary general Ada Milby as second vice president.

He said he will reveal the rest of his slate at a later date.

Both Tolentino and Hontiveros are seeking fresh four-year terms as president and chairman, respectively.*PNA

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