BSCP hunts new boss

Daily Tribune (Philippines) - - SPORTS - BY IAN SUYU @tri­bunephl_ian

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.

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