Coo ‘assumes’ PSC leadership

Marking her first day in office as officer-in-charge of the Philippine Sports Commission, bowling legend Bong Coo addressed the government agency yesterday and expressed the belief that her stint won’t go down the drain.

“I am happy to be one of the workforce of the Philippine Spots Commission. I am not worried at all given this task because I know that I have the best team ever,” Coo, 74, said during the flag-raising rites.

Coo, who assumed leadership of the PSC following the change in administration, was formally sworn in by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. last week at Malacañang as PSC commissioner.

Since Malacañang has yet to fill in the vacated positions, Coo will preside over the affairs of the government sports agency.

Helping her out in her duties and assuring the operations do not skip a beat, PSC executive director Guillermo Iroy is there to provide a helping hand.

Coo is seen as a perfect choice to serve at the PSC given her track record.

A World Cup all-time great, Coo will temporarily serve as chairperson following the exodus of the previous PSC head, Davao-born educator William “Butch” Ramirez.

Coo and the incoming PSC leaders will face a tough task in 2023 since there will be two major meets next year.

First will be the Southeast Asian Games in the capital of Phnom Penh in Cambodia in May and the Asian Games that’ll be hosted by Hangzhou, China, in September.

Apart from ensuring the readiness of elite athletes and the members of the national pool, the PSC is also mandated to develop grassroots development.

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