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Tuesday, January 18, 2011
THE Davao City Sports Council Inc. (DCSCI) has yet to convene before the scheduled election of officers set next month.
Incumbent first vice president Joaquin "Boy" Sarabia told the Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum last week that the council last met in November but the upcoming election was not tackled.
"We didn't even hold a Christmas party last year," Sarabia said.
He said they've just been waiting for word from current president Peter Lavia, who served his last term as Davao City's first district councilor in 2010, to call another meeting to discuss the election.
Sarabia, however, said they will push through with an election as mandated by their Constitution and By Laws even if Lavia won't call for such.
He also denied Lavina's statement to a DSA member that the latter had designated him as officer-in-charge.
"As far as we all know, he (Lavina) is still the president. I haven't received any document of my designation as OIC," Sarabia said.
The last event spearheaded by the DCSCI was the controversial So Kim Cheng Sports Foundation Awards Night at Grand Regal on July 22, 2010 where a handful of credible and more deserving athletes were not recognized.
Since then nothing was heard from the group while members clubs and local national sports associations (NSAs) took their own initiatives to put up their own tournaments, including those in partnership with the city government of Davao like the Kadayawan sa Dabaw sports festival and the Pahalipay sa Pasko ni Mayor Sara and Vice Mayor Rody Duterte.
It is also interesting to note Sarabia's statement that the DCSCI is not only exclusive to city or regional NSAs as long as any member is an authorized representative of a sports club or association.
Sun.Star Davao made efforts to reach Lavia through DCSCI officers but they, too, don't have his contact number. This writer also sent messages to Lavia's Facebook account but has yet to receive any reply as of this posting.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on January 19, 2011.