Here’s the roundup of stories about the IEC and other local news that came out in local publications today, February 2, 2016.
Job well done.
The Cebu City Council commended the Cebu City Police Office, Cebu Provincial Police Office and the Armed Forces of the Philippines Central Command for securing the 51st International Eucharistic Congress.
The council also commended the other agencies involved in the hosting of the event, which attracted almost 15,000 delegates all over the world, while Acting Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is planning to give incentives to City Hall and barangay workers who worked even after last Sunday’s mass at the South Road Properties.
That was a display of how unity and cooperation among all of us can make a difference. There was a moving part in the preparations when you saw all those who tried their best to dry the site. It was very touching to see everyone, both from the private sector and government, helping one another. Acting Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella.
My daughter was brainwashed.
The estranged father of Maria Georgia Cogtas, who shared her experience with the delegates of how she had to scavenge for food to survive, belied his daughter’s testimony and said she never had to resort to that.
According to her testimony, Georgia, who graduated with a psychology degree, had to scavenge for food after her father abandoned them but her father said his family never had to resort and accused his family of making up stories about him.
I want to clear my name. I did not do anything bad to them. The story is one-sided and I wasn’t able to air my side. Renato Cogtas.
Woman who cursed IEC apologizes
The 29-year-old girl who cursed the IEC for the inconvenience it cost her family spoke out and apologized for her rant. However, she said she stands by her post and her lawyer is thinking of filing cyber-bullying cases against those who have sent her threats online.
It was just a rant. It was just an expression of frustration. I never would have guessed that it would blow up this way. Jane, author of viral post.
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