Mga tatakbo sa POC election naghamunan
Hangad ng isa sa grupong naghahangad sa pamunuan ng Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) ang isang debate o malalimang diskusyon hinggil sa nalalapit na eleksiyon ng ahensiya ng sports na gaganapin online sa kada Martes na Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) forum.
Ito ay matapos sumulat si Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) president Dr. Philip Ella Juico, na inirerepresenta ang Team S.P.O.R.T.S sa POC para sa isang imbitasyon “for a public discussion/debate” sa mga bumubuo naman sa Team Performance and Good Governance.
“Dear Team Performance and Good Governance: Thank you for the letter of Congressman Abraham N. Tolentino dated 17 November 2020, which we assume is the position of the rest of the team,” sabi ni Juico.
“Team S.P.O.R.T.S would like to urge Mr. Tolentino and his team to engage our team headed by Atty. Jesus Clint O. Aranas in a ZOOM discussion/debate to be hosted and moderated by the members of the Philippine Sportswriters’ Association (“PSA”) at 10:00 am on Tuesday, 24 November 2020,” ayon sa sulat.
“We believe that a public and open dialogue about issues can be discussed and answered in the spirit of democratic inquiry and sober discussion under the auspices of media. This should help take care of your accusation that Clint Aranas and his “cohorts” are engaged in character assassination,” sabi nito.
“We, in Team S.P.O.R.T.S, follow both the code of sportsmanship and the Rule of Law. These sacred principles have been ignored once too often. We realize that at the end of the day, by running for a particular position, we are in effect applying for a privilege to serve as volunteers,” paliwanag nito sa sulat.
“The people who will be rendering judgment will be like your ordinary employer. They will look at, basically, two things: competence (management record and performance) and character (honesty, trustworthiness and truth telling). They may also consider likeability, empathy and compassion. Actions indicative of character and competence will be discussed,” ayon pa sa sulat.
“Through this letter, Team S.P.O.R.T.S offers to help reduce whatever animosity may arise from this election even as we realize that truth and credibility are at stake. We therefore ask that you advise us on the invitation we have extended soonest so that arrangements may be made with PSA,” paliwanag pa ni Juico. (Lito Oredo)