Behind QC dad’s suspension
BOTHERED by conscience, self-proclaimed anti-graft crusader Jimmy Lee Davis came out in the open and pointed to a former lady solon and incumbent Quezon City lawmaker as the ones behind the suspension of QC Councilors Roderick Paulate and Francisco ‘Boy’ Calalay.
Their preventive suspension was nonetheless blocked by the Court of Appeals which found loopholes on the evidence presented against Paulate and Calalay.
It can be recalled when the two aldermen who were accused of employing ghost employees in their respective offices had been ordered suspended for six months without pay by the Office of the Ombudsman citing evidence in possession that showed merit to file charges against them.
A former city employee, Davis signed the complaint before the anti-graft office against Paulate and Calalay but decided to withdraw it as he pointed at the two political figures as the culprits.
The former QC solon will run again in one of the two additional legislative districts while the other is a three-termer legislator and will pass his post to his wife in next year’s elections.
Davis claims he remains clueless as to the motive of the two as he only was forced to take the offer because he was already jobless at that time. He says he was told by a friend that the duo funded the arrangement including his hiding in a safe house along with his board and lodging and other needs which was paid to him in monthly basis when he filed the charges.
He now fears for his life and has been moving and jumping from one place to another to protect himself as he already received threats from the two lawmakers. Poor Davis.
Navotas Hails Robredo
No less than Navotas City Mayor John Rey Tiangco is all praises for the late DILG Sec. Jesse Robredo who really showed what good governance is and he did it in the way of citing the local government units which demonstrated unparalleled efficiency in public service.
Mayor Tiangco personally accepted the plaque of recognition though obviously without the ex-DILG chief during the observance of the National Crime Prevention Week held on Friday in Caloocan where the officials and employees from the four LGUs in the northern Metro Manila converged and held a program for the purpose.
The Navotas chief executive couldn’t hide his happiness over the latest feat his administration gets and he’s doubly elated because the agency and the late Robredo saw its effort to improve further the delivery of basic services to the people.
He says the achievement would further inspire him and the local officials and employees to do more for the good of the residents and the city as a whole.