CAGAYAN de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno has downplayed the new set of cases filed against him, which he said are part of a strategy by his critics to destroy him.
"Arang-arang nalang sad na kaysa ipapatay," Moreno said, when asked about his reaction.
Moreno is currently facing disqualification case but he said this is "already a settled issue".
Another case is about plunder relating to the illegal construction of schools, but the mayor dismissed this, saying this "does not deserve a dignity of a comment".
"Ilang strategy para maistoryahan ba nga si Oca dagha'g problema, ila ra na nga to demolish me. Kulang nalang ila kung ipapatay, they resort to all of this to stop me. They will never stop kay ilang tuyo is gahom," he said.
"I remain unperturbed, unaffected. They want me to fail, the more I succeed, grabe sad sila," he added.
Moreno's disqualification case before the Commission on Election (Comelec) wants him out from the official list of candidates for the position of mayor in the City of Cagayan de Oro for the May 2019 elections.
In the plunder case, Moreno, along with lawyer Beda Joy Elot, City Budget Officer lawyer Percy Salazar, former city treasurer Glenn Banez, and former city schools division superintendent Elena Borcillo was accused of illegally authorizing construction of more than 508 classrooms.
The complainant alleged that the city officials extended more than P500 million for the construction.