This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, August 16, 2016.

NOT A QUITTER. Mary Joy Tabal told herself she had never quit in a race and refused to quit on her first Olympic stint.
NOT A QUITTER. Mary Joy Tabal told herself she had never quit in a race and refused to quit on her first Olympic stint.

No Joy in quitting

CEBUANO Olympian Mary Joy Tabal said she almost gave up near the finish line in the Rio Olympics but refused to quit just so the Philippines wouldn’t see a DNF next to its name. Tabal, who was aiming for a 2:40 finish, crossed the finish line in Rio at a pedestrian 3 hours, two minutes and 27 second for 124th place. Twenty-four other runners failed to finish the event.

At the 32K, I felt that it was too painful already and I said I will stop now. But my coach, who was pacing outside the course, screamed at me saying that all of us participants are in pain. This is the Olympics….When I was in the last 3K, another runner collapsed. I just prayed that I won’t collapse because I am almost there. Mary Joy Tabal.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Joy shows never-say-die spirit.

Cebu Daily News: Coach to Joy in Olympics: Every one’s in pain, don’t stop!

Sun.Star Cebu: Diaz lauds ‘ate Joy;’ Cebuano runners, triathletes praise tough marathoner

Sun.Star Cebu: Philippine Sports Commission willing to support Tabal if she aims for Tokyo 2020 slot

Addicts visit city jail to use drugs

In an interesting twist, PRO 7 regional director Noli Talino said drug users voluntarily go to the city jail to use drugs since they feel safer there rather than in the usual places that are continously being subjected to constant raids.

The information we received recently was that shabu was sold at a cheaper price inside the city jail because users fell safe inside. They don’t have to fear arrest. PRO 7 director Noel Talino.

Read: Cebu Daily News: Cops say shabu sold cheaper in jail because users feel safe in facility.

Sun.Star Cebu: BJMP officials suspect women complicit in smuggling of drugs in jail.

Freeman: Capitol blasts inutile jail warden during PB session.

Back from the US, Tomas won’t recall vehicles from cops

The pissing contest between Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmena and the PNP has toned down a bit after the mayor decided not to recall the vehicles issued to the police. The PNP recently stripped Tomas of his deputation authority and removed his three bodyguards.

I’m not inclined to do it because I do not like to compromise the safety of the Cebuanos. Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmena.

Read: Freeman: Osmena changes mind, decides not to recall city-issued vehicles to police.

Other Cebu News

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Druglord’s ma who threatened to kill cops, cries overkill to CHR

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Former SWAT cop with suspected drug ties killed in Bohol

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Capitol not keen on building more rehab centers

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Area hit by fire in Day-as now under state of calamity

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: BRT in Cebu City now a priority project in Digong’s first 100 days

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Osmena to form neighborhood watch in barangays

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Bato orders deeper probe on death of cop who tagged Garbo, Loot as drug protectors

➤ The Freeman: Ma denies son is into drugs, seeks help from CHR

➤ The Freeman: Margot worried over pullout of Tomas’ security escorts

➤ The Freeman: An addict at 8 years old, CPADAO says some minors are now using drugs

➤ Cebu Daily News: Tomas O visits mountain barangays sans police escorts

➤ Cebu Daily News: Rep. Del Mar cries foul over removal of Osmena’s police escorts

➤ Cebu Daily News: Congestion at provincial jail shows need for more prisons

➤ Cebu Daily News: Survivor recalls ordeal in sinking of MV St. Thomas Aquinas

Cebu Business News

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Mactan Airport aims for 8.9 million arrivals in 2016.

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Tinder Box expands, offers more dining concepts

➤ The Freeman: Government must clean own backyard, make first step in ending ‘endo’

➤ The Freeman: Cebuano upstart hopes to convert FB likes to cash

➤ Cebu Daily News: DOLE 7 meets service providers in symposium to end endo

➤ Cebu Daily News: Mandaue chamber president seeks model in making rehab centers a viable investment

Cebu Sports News

➤ Cebu Daily News: 2015 finalists SHS-Ateneo, UC face each other in battle of undefeated teams

➤ Sun.Star Cebu: Ateneo de Cebu to field young players in Aboitiz Cup

Cebu Opinion

➤ The Freeman Editorial: How could drug trade proliferate in jail?

Cebu Daily News Editorial: PNP, DU30 send message to Tomas with stripping of police escorts

Sun.Star Cebu: Officials show they mean business in latest raid in jail

Atty. Ian Manticajon: Make democarcy work, live it by example

Leo Lastimosa: Bisan sa away, madayun ang peace talks tali Du30, CPP

➤ Ricky Poca: PNP, Tomas squabble marks new low in relationship between Cebu, Police

➤ Malou Apalisok: The war on drugs not just Digong’s fight

➤ Publio Briones: Jail raid shows laughable security

➤ Nini Cabaero: Manny should think carefully before he speaks again

➤ Atty. Cheking Seares: PNP vs. Tomas, who’s the bully now?

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