LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – University of the Cordilleras sports development office director Danilo Cong-o was elected president of the newly former Tertiary School Sports Directors Coordination Council for the Cordillera Administrative Region last August 3 during a meeting at the Commission on Higher Education regional office here.
Cong-o said that he was unanimously voted on by his colleagues in college sports during said election of the newly formed organization backed by CHEd.
Cong-o is actively in in local college sports especially in the Baguio-Benguet Educational Athletic League and the school’s active participation in the Private School Athletic Association, both are in hiatus since 2020 due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
The election was initiated by the CHEd and pushed for the creation of the coordinating council, a “consultative body through which members can raise matters of interest and concerns to the Commission’s… sports development policies and programs under the Sports Development and Management Unit from the Office of the Executive Director.”
The newly formed body’s main task “is to uphold the virtues of participation, diversity, and opportunity through the provision of sports for all.”
The body is composed of seven headed by the president and will have six officers: the vice-president for external affairs and vice-president for internal affairs, the secretary, a deputy secretary, treasurer, and the auditor.
The body has also one coordinator per province, while the elected officials will serve for a maximum of 12 months and may serve in the position for a maximum of two consecutive terms.
Aside from Cong-o, the other elected officials are Frael Aquino of Benguet State University as VP for external affairs, newly installed University of Baguio athletic director Henry Batocong as VP for internal affairs, AMA Baguio’s Jessie Urmaza as secretary general, Ifugao State University’s Karen Cumti as deputy secretary, Wilfredo Antonio of the Baguio College of Technology as treasurer and Venus Bawiyan of Mountain Province State Polytechnic College as auditor. Pigeon Lobien