What’s new about Mary Joy Tabal and her quest to be included as the Philippines’ representative to the Rio Olympics? Here is an official statement just released by PATAFA in the event of their latest meeting with Joy. We truly hope that all goes well and ends well. 😉
STATEMENT ON MARY JOY TABAL REINSTATEMENT:
Ms. Mary Joy Tabal has taken another step in her request to be reinstated in the PATAFA national team.
We met with Tabal and her major supporter, Cebu-based Motor Ace Philippines, represented by Messrs. Jonel and Chippy Borromeo, both active sports benefactors.
We discussed the direction which Tabal wishes to take with respect to her future as a national athlete bearing in mind the short term, the forthcoming Rio Olympics, and the medium and long terms, after the Rio Olympics.
In accordance with IOC, POC, IAAF and PATAFA requirements, we sent Tabal to the PSC Sports Science Center , headed by Dr .Alex Pineda, for the mandatory, unannounced out-of- competition drug/doping test. Results will be known in 10 calendar days.
Tabal has agreed to comply with all PATAFA rules and regulations, both existing and still to be promulgated, although certain matters remain to be discussed with regard to where she will train and who her coach shall be.
We will process all that we took up during what was a fruitful discussion and will need a few days to promulgate our final position on her reinstatement .