Joy reinstated to national team; Woman files sexual harassment complaint vs. NBI personnel; Margot faces kidnapping charges–Cebu News Digest for June 15, 2016.

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Published on June 15, 2016

This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, June 15, 2016.

FOR THE FLAG. Mary Joy Tabal can now concentrate on her preparations for the Rio Olympics after getting reinstated to the national team by Patafa. (Photo from Mary Joy Tabal's Facebook page)
FOR THE FLAG. Mary Joy Tabal can now concentrate on her preparations for the Rio Olympics after getting reinstated to the national team by Patafa. (Photo from Mary Joy Tabal’s Facebook page)

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.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Joy thanks Patafa for reinstating her in national team.

Freeman: Joy’s handlers welcome Patafa’s move.

Cebu Daily News: No more stumbling block for Tabal’s Olympic stint.

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.

Read: Freeman: NBI employee in hot water over sex-for-NBI clearance racket.

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.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Margot faces kidnapping charges.

Cebu Daily News: Councilman’s camp fights back, files charges vs. Margot, 7 others for illegal detention

Other Cebu News.

Sun.Star Cebu: Commission on Audit halts Capitol’s pork barrel for Magpale, Provincial board

Sun.Star Cebu: Coast Guard wants vessel owner to pay for damage corals

Sun.Star Cebu: City Hall wants dormitory closed for safety concerns

Sun.Star Cebu: 15-year-old boy hangs self after getting scolded by mother

Sun.Star Cebu: Provincial police sets target on four big-time drug pushers

Sun.Star Cebu: Wife, 2 others face charges for death of OFW

Cebu Daily News: Settlers watch as team demolishes houses in Osmena Shrine

Cebu Daily News: VP elect Robredo drops by Cebu, Bohol for short vacation

Cebu Daily News: Vendors group told to vacate Carbon public market

Cebu Daily News: VSMMC staff blamed anew for infant’s death

Freeman: BOPK supporters blast Osmena over demolition

Freeman: Tomas wants cellphone jammers at City jail

Cebu Business News.

Sun.Star Cebu: MCIA Terminal 2 on target for June 2018 completion

Sun.Star Cebu: BIR urges financial check on sellers, buyers of real property

Cebu Daily News: Cebu Chamber praises Digong for Go’s appointment as DTI secretary

Cebu Daily News: Cebu Business Month expects 200 participants in tourism forum

Freeman: Aboitiz Power eyes investments in other electric cooperatives

Freeman: Cebu Chamber lauds move to repeal outdated laws

Cebu Opinion.

Avila: Reader thinks Duterte, Osmena didn’t meet during party

Almendras: Cebu needs concerted effort to avert ecological crisis

Wenceslao: Robredo needs all the support in new admin

Nalzaro: Spare babies in political attacks

Barrita: Duterte got low rating pre-May 9 but still won election.

 

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