BSCP hunts new boss
The Billiards and Snookers Congress of the Philippines (BSCP) is looking for a new president following the resignation of lawyer Ramon Malinao due to health concerns.
BSCP secretary general Robert Mananquil said they would be convening in n executive board meeting to file a resolution on the resignation of Malinao and plot their next course of action, especially with the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) elections drawing near.
I have to talk to Mahar first because he is the legitimate successor.
The POC polls will be on 27 November, but the filing of candidacy would start next month.
Malinao, who was elected as president in 2016, stepped down as president, saying that his doctors advised him to take a leave due to his deteriorating health.
Mananquil said BSCP vice president Mahar Mangahas is mandated to replace Malinao, but they still have to convene to formalize the succession.
“There is a provision in our by-laws about succession. I have to talk to Mahar first because he is the legitimate successor,” said Mananquil, who is also a director of the POC.
“But we have to first convene within the board to come up with a resolution about the resignation of Atty. Malinao.”
Mananquil said conducting an election at this point is not viable so one of their options is to appoint a temporary president should Mangahas decline the position.
“If he’s not willing to take the position, then we will just appoint within the board members. Well, we cannot conduct an election at this moment because of the pandemic,” he said, adding that they can still function even without a sitting president.