This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, June 15, 2016.
Tabal gets reinstated to national team.
CEBUANA marathoner Mary Joy Tabal can now compete in the Rio Olympics after she was reinstated to the Philippine national team yesterday. Tabal, who qualified for the Rio Olympics after meeting the standard in the Scottiabank Ottawa Marathon last May 29, resigned from the national team last year. She met officials of the Philippine Amateur Track and Field Association last Monday to discuss her reinstatement.
We have long wanted to protect Mary Joy and we have questioned her racing schedule and its effects on her ability to sustain steady improvements over time. However, we also recognize that she qualified on her own. We put our differences aside, we reinstated her and we have allowed her to follow her training program despite our concerns. And we hope for the best in Rio for the nation. Patafa’s statement on Tabal’s reinstatement.
NBI personnel faces sexual harassment charges.
For allegedly asking for sex in exchange for the release of her NBI clearance, a job-order employee of the Cebu Provincial Capitol detailed at the National Bureau of Investigation is now under investigation. The complainant said that she applied for her application last June 9 and was advised that she got a “hit.” However, the employee told her he can have her clearance released the next day in exchange for sex.
And before ko nilakaw, naa siyay’g gihatag na paper, magkuyog daw mi Sabado and nakasuwat sa papel how to have a happy life, how to enhance good sex! Baaagag nawng gyud. Facebook post of complainant.
Councilor fights back, files kidnapping charges vs. Margot.
For allegedly ordering the detention of Labangon councilman Rodulfo Tabasa, Acting Cebu City mayor Margot Osmena, along with seven other officials, are facing charges for unlawful arrest, kidnapping and serious illegal detention. Tabasa was picked last Friday night by officials of the General Services Office, who were accompanied by policemen, and was detained until Saturday afternoon. Tabasa was one of the barangay officials who did not heed Osmena’s memo to return the city-issued vehicles for an inventory.
I felt so scared and that my rights have been violated. I felt dizzy and my heart palpitated so fast. Rodulfo Tabasa.
Other Cebu News.
Cebu Business News.
Barrita: Duterte got low rating pre-May 9 but still won election.