Fernandez to sue Cojuangco for libel

  • Page Views 756
  • COMMISSIONER Ramon Fernandez of the Philippine Sports Commission yesterday said he would file a libel suit against Philippine Olympic Committee president Jose Cojuangco Jr. in Cebu City next week so he would have a proper forum to respond to the latter’s accusations of game-fixing.

    “This way I can answer his accusations in the proper forum,” said Fernandez, who was accompanied by his lawyer, Atty. Ramsey Quijano, during the Philippine Sportswriters Association forum at the Aura ballroom of the Golden Phoenix Hotel in Pasay City.

    At the same venue two weeks ago, Cojuangco, upset by the supposed meddling of Fernandez into the affairs of the POC and National Sports Associations, claimed the commissioner had no right to interfere into these matters because allegedly was involved in fixing games during his playing days with Toyota in the PBA.

    “Is this the kind of (sports) leader that we want?” Cojuangco asked.

    The POC chief pointed to Pastor Boy Saycon, a friend and political ally who is reportedly close to former Toyota team manager Dante Silverio, as having allegedly told him of the shenanigans of Fernandez, a four-time PBA Most Valuable Player.

    A prominent businessman now based in Cebu, Fernandez said he will sue Cojuangco to protect his reputation and his family.

    Fernandez had earlier asked the POC chief to account for the P38 million the government sports agency had given the POC in hosting the Asian Games golden anniversary celebrations in early 2014. He said the Olympic Council of Asia had subsidized the event.

    The Asian Games golden jubilee was originally slated in 2013 in Boracay but was shelved when typhoon Yolanda devastated huge areas in the Visayas. (Malaya)

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 24 May 2018
      5 hours ago No comment

      Canada’s passport 5th most powerful in the world; Philippines ranked 70th

      A global ranking of passports has Japan in first place providing Japanese citizens visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to a record total of 189 destinations. The ranking was released by the Henley & Partners, a global leader in residence and citizenship planning, on May 22. Called the Henley Passport Index, ...

    • 23 May 2018
      1 day ago No comment

      Remittances decreased in March

      Money sent home by Filipinos working overseas declined 9.8 percent year-on-year in March, the biggest drop in 15 years, following the repatriation of Filipinos from Kuwait. Data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas showed the decline in remittances in March was the sharpest since the 10.9-percent fall in April ...

    • 23 May 2018
      2 days ago No comment

      P16B cruise port proposed

      Port mogul Enrique Razon has offered to build a $308-million cruise port facility in Manila. The project has obtained the support of President Duterte as the proposal is in line with the government’s National Cruise Tourism Development Strategy (NCTDS). Razon through his real estate company Sureste Properties Inc. proposed ...

    • 20 May 2018
      4 days ago No comment

      Poke-what?

      Two decades ago somewhere in Tokyo, a young Japanese boy spent his playtime catching all sorts of insects and tadpoles. Over time the young boy’s obsession of catching creatures evolved into a hobby that created a game of catching, training and trading creatures – all in an electronic world. ...

    • 20 May 2018
      4 days ago No comment

      Just another day in political paradise

      I must admit, I had high hopes for politics in Canada. After being exposed to the politics we have in the Philippines, it is no wonder that you do not see a lot of Filipino-Canadians running for office here or any other part of the world. We have been jaded ...

    %d bloggers like this: