When Cojuangco was at the helm of the POC then, dubious and newly-created sports associations would suddenly be accredited, while legitimate and long-standing sports organizations were disenfranchised and stripped of their NSA status.
Philippine sports has suffered enough. It is time to erase the years of misery and humiliation. It is time to correct the malpractices and corruption, and ease out the decadence and favoritism of the old society. Our children need new heroes, new inspiration, and new ways of doing things. Our children need good examples of professional conduct, discipline and strong moral character. Our President Duterte sent a strong message: “DO NOT DESTROY THE YOUTH OF MY COUNTRY!” We have our golden opportunity here now.
To the POC: the ethical and correct thing to do is to let the Philippine Dragon Boat Federation handle Philippine Dragonboating. Reinstate them as the National Sports Association (NSA) for Dragon Boating. They were among the world standard bearers in the sport before. They deserve that right.
The POC remains the same. It still maintains its protectionist stand over favored sports associations. Perhaps it is time for the PSC and the affected athletes to make a united stand against the injustice, the corruption, the serious damage the POC has dealt Philippine Sports.
Philippine paddlers used to be regarded as one of the world’s best. Until Peping’s folly led to the decline of the sport. Let’s help revive Philippine Dragon Boating.
With just 2 weeks to go before the big event, the organizers of the Cebu Dragon Boat Fiesta 2017 are bracing to host a record-breaking