Paliwanag ng Valenzuela bibigyan ng daan

BIBIGYANG-DAAN ng Lily’s Files Column ang sulat  na ipinadala  ng Pamahalaang Lungsod ng Valenzuela bilang reaction kaugnay sa ating column na nailathala noong nakalipas na Setyembre 4, 2012 .

Sa nasabing column na may pamagat na “SK  Seminar  ng Valenzuela sa Baguio inuman pala” ay ating  binigyang-pansin ang mga miyembro ng SK ng lungsod ng Valenzuela na nag-iinuman sa loob  ng Hotel Henrico.

Base sa mga ipinadalang litrato sa inyong lingkod ay kitang kita ang grupo ng mga kabataan na nag-iinuman sa loob ng isang silid, hindi po ako taga-Valenzuela at wala akong kilalang opisyal diyan sa nasabing lungsod.

Ang pinupunto rito ng Lily’s Files ay hindi upang siraan ang SK ng Valenzuela City kundi upang  ipaalam  kay Valenzuela City Mayor Win Gatchalian at sa mga magulang ng mga SK na sa murang edad ng mga ito ay marunong na silang uminom ng alak at sinamantala nila ang nasabing seminar kahit na sabihing  nag-blow out lang sa panalo sa basketball, dahil kahit saan mo tingnan ay inuman pa rin ito ng mga kabataan.

Katulad din po ng ating nakagawian ay ilalathala natin ng buom-buo ang panig o reaction ng Pamahalaang Lungsod ng Valenzuela, dahil  karapatan din nilang mailahad ang kanilang panig at kayo na po ang bahalang humusga.

In stark contrast to your aforesaid report, records show that the Valenzuela City Government  did not spend a single centavo  in the May 25-27, 2012  “Capability Building and Personality  Development Seminar” of the  youth of Barangay T. de Leon, Valenzuela City.

Besides, let it be emphasized that as per the Certification dated  20 September 2012, issued by Ms. Daisy  Eslaban, City Director, Department of Interior and  Local Government, only the Sangguniang Kabataan of  Barangay Gen. T. de Leon, this city conducted at seminar at Hotel Henrico, Baguio City on May 25-27, 2012.

Anent  the alleged inaction of Hon. Mayor Gatchalian on this subject “inuman issue”,  records have it that as early as 7 May 2012, the Mayor issued a memorandum, addressed to all Department Heads of Valenzuela City reiterating  the warning of the Office of the Ombudsman   and the Civil Service Commission  against drinking sprees during team building activities.

In the said memorandum, the mayor advised all Department Heads of the City of the “no drinking policy” during team-building  activities.

The said memorandum  speaks for itself.

The mayor  just learned of the alleged “inuman”  issue when his attention was called about your article.

Thus, he asked the undersigned to require the concerned  Kabataang Barangay Officials to explain their side  on the issue.

In a letter dated 20 Sept. 2012, the  officers of the  Kabataang Barangay of Barangay Gen.  T. de Leon, belied most of your material allegations in your article.

They  admitted though that the “basketball players” of their barangay who won two consecutive times celebrated their victory and had a drinking spree in their room at Hotel  Henrico.

They, however, readily  apologized for having  tolerated the same.

We do appreciate your concern on “inuman” during seminars, but the same should not serve as an excuse for an irresponsible  and unbalanced reporting.

This is most especially so because the other innocent Sangguniang  Kabataan of the other 31 barangays  of Valenzuela City were all put  into bad light because of your fabricated report.

Any journalist  worth  his salt, ought to verify any information before even attempting to publish the same.

Bukas po ang Lily’s Files Column natin  para  sa inyong mga reklamo, suhestiyon at komento,  mag-text lang po sa  0915-5683000  at  09087230036  o kaya ay mag email lang sa … lpr_2012@yahoo.com …

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