This is the roundup of top Cebu news stories today, August 15, 2016.
Joy struggles in Rio, but pushes self to finish marathon.
CEBUANA Olympian Mary Joy Tabal, the first Filipina to qualify for the marathon in the Olympics, fell below her target but soldiered on to finish at 124th overall in the women’s marathon in Rio. Tabal, who was aiming for a 2:40 finish, crossed the finish line in 3 hours, 2 minutes and 27 seconds. Her personal best is 2:43.
Marcos is not a hero: protesters in Cebu
HUNDREDS of Cebuanos joined a nationwide simultaneous protest against the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng Mga Bayani. The Cebu protest, held at the Plaza Independencia, and was one of simultaneous events in Manila and Davao.
President Duterte should acknowledge that we Filipinos are bigger than just one family. If he truly wants peace, he should be able to accept the fact that there are many, many more Filipinos, more than the 16 million who voted for him, who actually do not agree with him on this particular thing. Marissa Puche, values advocate who attended rally in Cebu.
Inmates demand for return of money seized during prison raid
Inmates at the Cebu City jail want the P4,653,400 authorities seized during an early morning raid at the Cebu City jail returned, saying these are not drug money. BJMP regionald irector Allan Iral said jail warden Johnsn Calub even called him to intercede on an inmate’s behalf. Iral said that Calub claimed P200,000 was the proceeds of an inmate’s sale of his vehicle.
We will not return it. We will prove that the money was proceeds of the illegal drugs (trade). BJMP regional director Allan Iral.
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