Assoc. Prof. Jerome A. Porto, DPd, Chair of the Bachelor of Physical Education – Sports Wellness Management program of the Institute of Physical Education and Athletics, was elected Regional President for East and Southeast Asia of the International Organization of Health, Sports, and Kinesiology on April 12, 2021.
The election comes four months after Porto was first appointed as Philippine Ambassador for IOHSK, where he was tasked to help out in IOHSK’s activities by reaching out to the Philippine publics through various media platforms that enable people-to-people exchange.
Together with Porto in IOHSK-East and Southeast Asia is the newly elected Regional Vice-President, Dr. Rosita Ampoyas-Hernani of Cebu Normal University. They will serve in their posts from 2021-2023. The East and Southeast Asia jurisdiction covers the countries of Australia, Brunei, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong S.A.R., Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macau S.A.R., Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan S.A.R., Thailand, and Vietnam.
IOHSK, which has membership in 74 countries, is based in Los Angeles, USA.