Tabal gets closer to Olympic dream; Friends, family turn funeral into protest; Dalaguete mayor faces graft charges–Cebu News Digest for June 8, 2016

This is the roundup of the top news stories in Cebu today, June 8. Destination Rio Mary Joy Tabal’s dream of joining the Philippine team in the Rio Olympics is a step closer after her handler, Jonel Borromeo of Motor Ace Philippines, said they are willing to follow the process for the marathon queen’s reinstatement in the…

Mary Joy Tabal named Cebu’s Athlete of the Year

Cebuana athlete Mary Joy Tabal made her mark in the national and global stage of running in 2015. Her accomplishments gave Cebuanos something to cheer about. Tabal shone the brightest among the top athletes of Cebu in 2015 and earned the “Athlete of the Year” award from the Sportswriters Association of Cebu (SAC) in the…

Cebu Sports 2015 Top 10: USC ends title drought, Tabal reigns on the road, Nietes keeps belt, boxing record

RUNNING QUEEN Mary Joy Tabal won her 3rd straight Milo Marathon national crown in 2015. (Photo taken from Mary Joy Tabal’s Facebook page)

It was another breakout year for Cebu sports and its athletes. The year 2015 saw Cebu athletes and teams making their mark in various sports, from running, triathlon to boxing and basketball. The year saw dramatic finishes in collegiate games in basketball and football.