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[EDITORIAL] Ano ang gintong aral ng mga gintong medalya?

Dec 02, 2019 - 11:47 AM

Another gold that the SEA Games can bring – the cautionary tale of entrusting our national pride and coffers to power brokers and slick politicians

POC feud: 'I’m not interested in the presidency,' says Peping

Jun 16, 2019 - 12:05 PM

The former Philippine Olympic Committee chief dispels talks that he’s seeking to oust incumbent president Ricky Vargas

SPORTS POLITICS. Long-time sports leader Peping Cojuangco (right) claims he has been ‘very supportive’ of POC president Ricky Vargas. File photos

POC in chaos: Vargas fires Cojuangco, other officials from posts

May 27, 2019 - 6:03 PM

With barely 6 months before the country hosts the SEA Games, the Philippine Olympic Committee is reeling in another leadership crisis

FEUDING. POC president Ricky Vargas reacts on the 'last straw' against him. Photo from SBP Facebook

Court of Appeals dismisses POC case vs Vargas

Jul 10, 2018 - 4:16 PM

Philippine Olympic Committee president Ricky Vargas is delighted that the case was dismissed with prejudice

DISMISSED. Ricky Vargas and company can now continue focusing on the Philippines' upcoming 2018 Asian Games stint. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler

Elizalde thinks Vargas' POC presidency will not heal PH sports

Feb 24, 2018 - 2:57 PM

'In reality, there's a lot of not friendly relations among a lot of people,' says Frank Elizalde, the former International Olympic Committee representative to the Philippines

NO HEALING. Frank Elizalde (left) and Ricky Vargas (right) pose for a photo after the latter won the POC presidency. Photo by Delfin Dioquino

Ricky Vargas ends Peping Cojuangco's 13-year reign as POC president

Feb 23, 2018 - 2:54 PM

(UPDATED) A new era begins in the Philippine Olympic Committee as Ricky Vargas dethrones Peping Cojuangco

NEW ERA. Ricky Vargas (rightmost) and Bambol Tolentino (leftmost) celebrate their wins as the new president and chairman of the Philippine Olympic Committee, respectively. Photo by Delfin Dioquino

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Feb 20, 2018 - 9:44 AM

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13 years of decline: PH sports nose-dives under Peping Cojuangco

Feb 19, 2018 - 12:56 PM

As elections for the Philippine Olympic Committee presidency draw near, Cojuangco aims to hold on to a 4th term despite the country's disappointing performances in international competitions

Court nullifies POC election result, Vargas to challenge Cojuangco for presidency

Dec 20, 2017 - 8:11 PM

Vargas is 'relieved by the court's decision' and will be allowed to challenge long-time POC president Jose 'Peping' Cojuangco

JUSTICE. Ricky Vargas is now allowed to run for the POC president position in 2018. Photo from SBP Facebook

POC chair Cojuangco promises 5 Olympic golds in 2020

Oct 01, 2017 - 5:32 PM

The Philippines has won just a single medal in the 13 years Peping Cojuangco has been chair of the POC. Now he's promising 5 in Tokyo.

BOLD PREDICTION. POC president Jose Cojuangco is talking big about the Philippines' chances in 2020, but wouldn't say who he thought would deliver those 5 gold medals. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PSC resolution calls for end to corruption in sports

Sep 27, 2017 - 12:51 PM

PSC demands POC and NSAs to settle millions of pesos of unliquidated accounts

RESOLUTION FILED. Butch Ramirez supports the campaign against corruption in sports. Photo from Kuala Lumpur 2017 gallery.

PSC commish Fernandez files libel complaint vs POC president

Apr 04, 2017 - 10:52 PM

The complaint stems from POC president Jose Cojuangco s allegedly defamatory statements that PSC commissioner Ramon Fernandez was involved in game fixing during his PBA days

LIBEL. Ramon Fernandez files libel charges against Peping Cojuangco in Cebu. Photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

Cojuangco gets fourth POC presidency term

Nov 25, 2016 - 4:42 PM

Cojuangco 82 runs opposed after PH boxing head Ricky Vargas is disqualified

ANOTHER TERM. Jose Cojuangco Jr wins another term after his chief opposition is disqualified. File photo

Vargas ‘contends’ DQ from running for POC top post

Oct 28, 2016 - 12:45 PM

Ricky Vargas isn t walking away from his bid to run for POC presidency just yet

Vargas disqualified from running for POC president - report

Oct 26, 2016 - 3:25 PM

Both Vargas and Abraham Tolentino are reportedly unable to meet one of the requirements for running

POC president Cojuangco: We have a fighting chance in Rio

Jul 19, 2016 - 7:07 PM

I am genuinely excited about this Olympics says Cojuangco

FIGHTING CHANCE. The POC president reflects on the positivity from the Philippine President's send-off and the 'good athletes' the country will be sending to Rio. Photo by Rick Olivares/Rappler

VLOG: 'We've shown how united we are' – Iglesia leaders

Aug 31, 2015 - 4:38 PM

Leaders remind their faithful that they came in peace and that they should leave in peace – and to pick up their trash as they go

Aquino critics deny ‘opportunism’ in INC rally

Aug 31, 2015 - 12:27 AM

‘Insulto po yan sa kapatiran ng Iglesia Napakalaking simbahan po nito para manipulauhin ko o ni Mr Eid Kabalu ’ Pastor Boy Saycon says

HUGE RALLY. Iglesia ni Cristo members gather on August 29, 2015, for a huge Iglesia ni Cristo rally in EDSA-Shaw. Photo by Rob Reyes

Aquino uncle, critics join Iglesia ni Cristo vigil

Aug 29, 2015 - 9:42 PM

4th UPDATE Rousing the crowd speakers who include Aquino kin Margarita Tingting Cojuangco call for justice on behalf of the 44 slain elite cops in Mamasapano

PROTEST. Members of the Iglesia converge on August 29, 2015 at the EDSA-Crossing area. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Palace: People continue to trust the President

Feb 23, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Malacañang says the low turnout of the rally calling for the President s resignation – led his uncle – is proof that Aquino still enjoys the people s trust

NATIONAL ADDRESS. President Benigno Aquino III is expected to address the nation regarding the Maguindanao incident. Malacañang file photo

A decade later, farmers want Luisita massacre case reopened

Aug 04, 2014 - 8:18 PM

Complainants say they never got a copy of the Ombudsman s decision dismissing murder and attempted murder charges against now President Aquino 7 others

QUEST FOR JUSTICE. Relatives of farmers killed almost 10 years ago, when cops and Cojuangco guards broke up the picket at Hacienda Luisita, asks the Ombudsman to reopen the case. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Senators lash out at POC over poor state of PH sports

Feb 06, 2014 - 10:30 PM

Senators Sonny Angara and Antonio Trillanes IV blamed the Philippine Olympic Committee POC for the sad state of the country’s sports program

PEPING IN HOT WATER. Sonny Angara and Antonio Trillanes IV took the POC chief Jose”Peping” Cojuangco to task for the poor state of Philippine Sports

Luisita farmers vow raps vs Aquino uncle over arrests

Dec 24, 2013 - 5:57 PM

Jose Peping Cojuangco Jr denies he directly ordered the police to arrest farmers

A HOAX. Despite the jumpstarting of the Hacienda Luiisita land distribution by the Department of Agrarian Reform, farmers protested in front of the Supreme Court on August 27, calling the process a hoax. Photos by Arcel Cometa

Peping Cojuangco doesn't care about SEAG gold

Dec 19, 2013 - 11:46 AM

The Philippine Olympic Committee president says competing honestly is better than any medal

No Azkals, Malditas in SEA Games

Jun 27, 2013 - 5:49 PM

The Philippines will not be sending delegates to the football and futsal competitions of the 2013 SEA Games

File photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda.

Tarlac goes for Aquino, not Cojuangco, bets

May 01, 2013 - 10:13 PM

The administration s coalition acknowledges Tingting Cojuangco s influence in Tarlac but says Aquino is more popular

WHO'S MORE POPULAR? Despite being ruled by the Cojuangcos for several years, Tarlac shows overwhelming support for President Benigno Aquino. Photo of Tingting Cojuangco by Rappler; Aquino by Malacañang Photo Bureau

Binay, Estrada dynasties vow to deliver for UNA

Apr 06, 2013 - 10:07 AM

UNA s campaign in its bailiwicks reveals the complex dynamics of local and family politics

Campaigning: It’s a family business

Mar 23, 2013 - 5:34 PM

Candidates relatives are a constant presence in the campaign proving the old adage true: politics is all in the family

Peping and full slate win POC elections

Dec 01, 2012 - 12:29 AM

Incumbent Philippine Olympic Committee POC President Peping Cojuangco and every candidate on his ticket won the POC elections Friday November 30

The POC elections: Peping, TROs and a sudden decision

Nov 30, 2012 - 2:55 AM

The Philippine Olympic Committee POC will continue to be headed by current President Peping Cojuangco for another four years after the lone challenger for the POC presidency athletics chief Go Teng Kok backed out of the presidential race

POC panel: Go can't run until we receive copy of SC ruling

Nov 05, 2012 - 6:06 PM

The election committee of the Philippine Olympic Committee POC decided not to disqualify Go Teng Kok from running for president of the POC against incumbent Jose Peping Cojuangco Jr but he must first submit the Supreme Court decision backing his candidacy

Reform-focused group challenges Cojuangco in POC elections

Oct 25, 2012 - 11:51 PM

A group led by Philippine Olympic Committee POC first vice president Manny Lopez is set to challenge the ticket of incumbent POC President Jose “Peping” Cojuangco in the upcoming committee elections set for November 30

Will MVP run for POC President?

Oct 23, 2012 - 6:55 PM

With the deadline for the filing of candidacy approaching the sports community awaits businessman Manny V Pangilinan s decision to run for the Philippine Olympic Committee presidency

Tingting on Senate bid: I consulted PNoy

Sep 27, 2012 - 5:09 PM

Tingting Cojuangco says she consulted President Aquino about running for senator under UNA

Coup against Pimentel in Binay's party?

Aug 30, 2012 - 9:32 PM

Binay s camp says the Vice President is taking over Pimentel s duties in PDP Laban

Rappler Newscast | August 29, 2012

Aug 29, 2012 - 9:01 PM

TOP STORY: Senator Sotto hits back at critics accusing him of plagiarism

Trillanes slams Cojuangco for dismal state of PH sports

Aug 29, 2012 - 12:46 PM

Senator Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV blamed the lack of vision of the Philippine Olympic Committee for the failure of sports development in the country

The problem with Philippine sports

Aug 16, 2012 - 4:20 PM

After the Philippine delegation returned from its fourth Olympics in a row with no medals Rappler searches for answers to the sorry state of sports

5 questions for Peping Cojuangco after the Olympics

Aug 15, 2012 - 9:56 PM

After the end of the London 2012 Olympics and Team Philippines disappointing performance Rappler caught up with Philippine Olympic Committee chairman Peping Cojuangco

Cebu gov boosts Binay machinery

May 27, 2012 - 10:00 PM

Calling Vice President Jejomar Binay a man of destiny Cebu Gov Gwen Garcia promises votes from the Philippines most vote rich province

OATH-TAKING. Cebu Gov Gwen Garcia (first from the right) officially joins Vice President Jejomar Binay's party along with Zambales Rep Milagros "Mitos" Magsaysay.

Peping: No bad blood with PNoy

May 25, 2012 - 1:56 PM

President Benigno Aquino III s uncle Jose Peping Cojuangco says his problem is with Liberal party candidates

PNoy uncle supports Erap-Binay coalition

Apr 23, 2012 - 9:06 AM

Peping Cojuangco will be involved in UNA s 2013 preparations pitting him against his nephew s political party