Adamson appeal junked, but ref's suspension extended

The UAAP Technical Committee decided Saturday afternoon to extend the suspension of erring referee Francisco Olivar, Jr. to six games and junked the appeal of host Adamson for a rematch of their last Wednesday’s men’s cage match against La Salle.

Malou Isip, who also serves as the league’s secretary-treasurer, confirmed the development after the Technical Committee, chaired by Fr. Emerito de Sagon of University of Santo Tomas, convened at the Big Dome.

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According to Isip, the three-game ban slapped by league commissioner Chito Loyzaga on Olivar Jr. was extended to six, suspending the referee from July 27 to Aug 21.

However, the Falcons’ bid to have a rematch of its first-round match won by the Green Archers, 70-67, was “not approved because it was not technical in nature and was a judgment call,” according to Isip.

The Adamson official also added they were satisfied with the decision and will not appeal the case to the UAAP Board.

“Satisfied na kami. Our president (Fr. Gregorio L. Banaga Jr., C.M.) was also satisfied with the decision,” she said.