WAITING for nothing?
Justice secretary Menardo Guevarra said last Monday no complaint has been filed before his office against former University of Santo Tomas coach Aldin Ayo.
“As far as I know, no sworn complaint in a proper form as required for preliminary investigation has been received by the DOJ,” Guevarra said.
UAAP executive director Atty. Rebo Saguisag said last Saturday the league is waiting for the probe of government agencies on the alleged Sorsogon bubble before it tackles the appeal of Ayo over his indefinite suspension.
“We’re in no rush to revisit the said judgment. (It’s) status quo,” Saguisag said on Radyo5 92.3 News FM’s Power and Play program hosted by former PBA commissioner Noli Eala.
“As of now, we have initial findings on the case of coach Ayo and UST. Some government agencies have also taken cognizance of the case,” he added.
The Commission on Higher Education issued a show cause order to UST for violating its advisories that “prohibited mass gatherings such as ceremonies and school activities, until the IATF prohibition is lifted,” last Sept. 7.
Ayo, 43, maintained he did not break the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases when he brought the Growling Tigers practice to his hometown in Capuy, Sorsogon.
He resigned at the helm of UST last Sept. 4, five days before the UAAP Board lowered the boom.
The suspension handed by the Board of Trustees, composed of university presidents, was based on the findings of the UST fact-finding committee’s probe.