Just in… this disturbing report from ABS-CBN news.com:
Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman Richie Garcia said that if the Philippine Dragon Boat paddlers still refuse to join the Philippine Canoe-Kayak Federation (PCKF), then they will have to go back eating tahong or mussels.
Garcia told ANC’s Hardball that he already invited representatives from the PCKF, the Philippine Dragon Boat Federation (PDBF) and the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) to thresh out their differences.
“[We will meet] early next week. We will discuss how they can get along,” he said.
He, however, said that the PDBF members will eventually have to allow themselves to be under the PCKF jurisdiction.
“If they would not join the Canoe-Kayak, that’s their decision,” said Garcia. “They can go back to eating tahong.”