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Legendary bowler tapped as the officer in charge of PSC

August 17, 2022 - Wednesday 3:08 PM by Romeo Braceros Jr

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The legendary Filipino bowler, Bong Coo, was appointed as the officer in charge of the Philippine Sports Commission.

Coo, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. recently appointed as PSC commissioner, got the task of temporarily heading the government office that manages the sports affairs of the country since she is the current highest official of the agency.

The bowler took her first official day as PSC OIC on August 16.

"I am happy to be part of the workforce of the Philippine Sports Commission. Given this task, I am not worried at all because I know that I have the best team ever," Coo, 74, said during the flag-raising rites.

The Filipino sports icon will hold the OIC position until the president officially appoints a new PSC chairperson to succeed its former head, William Butch Ramirez.

Coo is regarded as the most decorated Filipino athlete.

As a member of the Philippine national team, she has amassed a total of 78 medals won in regional and world competitions, 37 of which were gold medals.

She is a 4-time world champion[16], World Bowling Hall of Fame, and Philippine Sports Hall of Fame member.

Coo is also the first Filipino athlete to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records twice. She has won a total of 137 championship titles, with at least one Masters title for 28 consecutive years.

Bong Coo was inducted to the Philippine Sports Hall of Fame in 2019.

In February 2022, the Philippine Postal Corporation honored her on a stamp as part of the Outstanding Filipinos Living Legends series in honor of the agency's 75th anniversary of its inaugural stamp.