Court asked to cite Cesafi exec in contempt
THE family of the 15-year-old high school athlete who was barred from playing in a Cebu School Athletic Foundation, Inc. (Cesafi) tournament asked a Cebu City judge to cite its commissioner in contempt.
The parents of Scott Aying said Cesafi commissioner Felix “Boy” Tiukinhoy Jr. defied the 20-day Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) issued by the court that would have allowed their son to play.
The TRO issued in favor of Aying, a member of the University of San Carlos Baby Warriors, took effect last Sept. 18.
Cesafi earlier disqualified Aying for his failure to meet the two-year school residency requirement and for allegedly misleading the screening committee by submitting a blank Form 137 (Permanent School Record).
USC received a letter from Cesafi last Aug. 2 or a day before the tournament stating that Scott was disqualified to play because of eligibility issues.
Cesafi requires any high school student of a Cesafi-member school who transfers to another member school to have at least two-year residency to qualify.
Scott’s parents Danilo and Avah Michelle Aying, sued Cesafi and asked P50,000 for moral damages for its dismal treatment of their son.
Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 7 Judge Simeon Dumdum then issued a TRO allowing Scott to play in the inter-school tournament which Cesafi allegedly defied. Scott and his parents, filed the petition last Friday.
The commissioner is required to appear in court at 9 a.m. today to “show cause why he should not be cited for indirect contempt of court for willfully defying the TRO.”
In an earlier interview, Cesafi counsel Baldomero Estenzo said the court order was irregular and the league suspended the games involving Scott’s team to seek clarification from the court. /Correspondent Apple Ta-as
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