Lazatin supporters file raps vs Pamintuan personnel-A A +A
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
ANGELES CITY -- Ten individuals, who are supporters of Representative Carmelo Lazatin, have filed illegal arrest and physical injuries against personnel of Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan.
Lazatin's supporters were arrested and allegedly harassed and threatened by Pamintuan's allies and men led by Jesse Eres, head of the Angeles City Entertainment Promotion Office (Acepo).
Charged were Eres, other Acepo officers, and officials from the Angeles City Police Station 4 located in Barangay Balibago.
The 10 individuals were arrested by City Traffic Aides on February 3 in Barangay Balibago here while distributing flyers, containing joint affidavit hitting the mayor in connection with the job orders issue at the City Government.
The 10 were taken to the Acepo, where they were reportedly harassed by Acepo personnel and even threatened by Eres.
According to reports, at least two of the apprehended individuals were "strangled" by Acepo personnel.
Eres reportedly told the apprehended individuals, "Papate da ka, ugse da ka Abacan, bayaran dakang P200,000 (I will have you killed, I'll throw you off Abacan (bridge), I'll pay P200,000 for you).”
The apprehended individuals were then transferred to Station 4 where all 10 of them, two of whom are minors, were detained for almost seven hours.
They were identified as Roger Sumala, Jeffrey Sumala, Yoshiko Canque, Princess Gopez, Kristina Arceo, John Michael Delusa, Nicole Ramos, Paolo Sumala, and two minors.
The flyers being distributed by the apprehended individuals contain the joint statement issued by village councilmen William David (Barangay Lourdes Northwest), Roy Ogurida (Barangay Cutcut), Renato Coronel (Barangay Salapungan), Nenita Ferrer (Barangay Margot), and Oliver Chaneco (Barangay Santo Domingo) assailing the Pamintuan administration for the alleged inclusion of the names of the village officials' relatives in the list of the job order employees without their knowledge.
Eres denied threatening to kill one of the arrested persons. He said it is not in his personality to have someone killed. (Reynaldo G. Navales)
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on February 05, 2013.