This is the roundup of top Cebu news stories today, August 15, 2016.

APOLOGY NOT NEEDED. Olympian Hidilyn Diaz tries to cheer Mary Joy Tabal up after the Cebuano posted an apology in Facebook.
APOLOGY NOT NEEDED. Olympian Hidilyn Diaz tries to cheer Mary Joy Tabal up after the Cebuano posted an apology in Facebook.

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.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Tabal soldiers on in Rio.

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.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Cebuanos join protest against Marcos’ burial in Libingan ng Bayani.

Freeman: Ordinary Cebuanos call on ‘Millenials’ to join protest against Marcos burial.

Cebu Daily News: Veterans of anti-Martial Law movement take the streets again.

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.

Read: Freeman: Jail warden intercedes for inmates behalf, wants money returned.

Sun.Star Cebu: Cebu City jail warden sacked after pre-dawn raid yields drugs, millions.

Cebu Daily News: PDEA 7 says the group of slain drug lord Jaguar is behind drug trade in jail.

Cebu Daily News: City jail implements new rules to stop entry of drugs.

Other Cebu News

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Tomas to expand health services

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Retiree hopes to recover after fire razes home

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Official says ban on quarrying hampers construction of houses for Yolanda survivors

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Durano rewards Danao cops for anti-drug ops

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Gunmen strike anew, kills 36-year-old suspected pusher in Minglanilla

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Attorney ka attorney? CIDG nabs man pretending to be a lawyer

➤ The Freeman: Despite cancellation of Sinulog sa Kabataan, Capitol to still give P1.5M aid

➤ The Freeman: Capitol eyes rehab programs for inmates

➤ The Freeman: Department of Social Welfare verifies list of fire victims

➤ Cebu Daily News: Tumulak wants allowance for city jail guards cut off

➤ Cebu Daily News: Loot denies knowing Cordova cop who tagged him in drug trade.

➤ Cebu Daily News: Suicide or not, dead cop’s wife to receive benefits

➤ Cebu Daily News: Tomas to establish neighborhood watch in city

➤ Cebu Daily News: Danao cops on alert after strafing incident


Cebu Business News

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Multi-national companies bat for federalism

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Search engine for insurance, banking products eye PHL market

➤ Freeman: Expert urges millenials to drop ‘old school management’ style

➤ Cebu Daily News: Tour operators urge IronMan organizers to include other sectors

➤ Cebu Daily News: Economist urges exporters to focus on domestic market amidst weak global economy


Cebu Sports News

➤ The Freeman: UV dodges UC upset axe, wins in overtime

➤ Cebu Daily News: Guiseppe rules 18-Under division of Cebu province futsal event

Cebu Opinion

➤ The Freeman Editorial: USA should mind its own business

➤ Cebu Daily News Editorial: Security in Cebu City jail laughably inept

➤ Sun.Star Cebu Editorial: Fight the worse with the best in us

➤ Korina Sanchez: Why did the 1992 FVR-Marcos agreement come out only now?

➤ Jerry Tundag: Dutere is not the horrible man that he gets misunderstood to be

➤ Atty. Josephus Jimenez: Duterte fighting too many battles

➤ Lloyd Suarez: Osmena ug Apura apil sa third batch sa listahan sa drug protector?

➤ Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos: Inayawan landfill a symbol of crass materialism

➤ Atty. Pachico Seares: Panelo thinks martial law victims are just casualties

➤ Bobby Nalzaro: Cebu congressman to condemn Napolcom’s move

➤ Anol Mongaya: PNP should reconsider its move to strip Osmena of bodyguards

➤ Leilani Echaves: Nothing heroic about what Marcos did

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