CAGAYAN DE ORO

Emano slams opposition board members during flag raising

MISAMIS Oriental Governor Yevgeny Emano lashed out at two opposition board members over the issue of transparency and the still closed Vicente de Lara Park.

Emano told Capitol workers during the flag raising rites on Monday, October 14, that he would transfer the management of the park to Board Member Jerry Khu, who questioned why the park remains closed to the public until now.

"One of the board members niingon nga sige daw siya og walking sa Capitol Park. Sukad-sukad sa akong pagkagobernador dinhi kauban pa kami kaniadto, wala ko sukad nakakita nga nag-walking sya ani nga parke ug karon iyang giangkon nga nag walking kuno siya para lang gyud magamit niya nga rason," Emano said.

"Pero kung gusto gyud niya, mobaklay man siya diri, akoa nga ihatag sa iyaha ang management sa parke. Sige gusto man kaha nimong buksan, sige ibuksi. Ikaw moabri, ikaw mosira, kinsay mosulod, kinsay mogamit," he added.

Khu, for his part, accepted the governor's challenge to let him manage the Capitol Park.

"Dako akong kalipay nga iyang gihatagan og pagtagad kabahin sa De Lara Park nga simbolo sa kahayag sa atong lalawigan. Apan sa iyang pulong nga ihatag kanako dili ko kana balibaran," Khu said.

But Vice Governor Jeremy Pelaez said Emano should issue an executive order or seek authority from the Provincial Board if he wanted Khu to manage the park.

"There should be authority coming from the Sangguniang Panlalawigan. He pass an ordinance, letting board member Jerry Khu manage the De Lara Park," Pelaez said.

Emano also slammed another opposition board member, Jessa Mugot, for questioning the transparency of his administration.

Emano said before Mugot questions about transparency, "she should take into account the lack of supporting documents showing that goods were delivered or accepted services worth P3.6 million during her time as Gitagum's councilor."

"Naay gipalit, naay ilang gi-transact pero walay supporting documents sa lungsod sa Gitagum," Emano said.

The Capitol's top official also alleged that there was P10.56 million unliquidated social pension from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

"Igna sya nga if she want to talk righteous? Ayuhon nya ang Gitagum," Emano said.

But Mugot dared Emano to personally visit Gitagum and see for himself the alleged questionable transactions.

"I don't know kun asa sad na niya gikan but ako pod gihagit ang gobernador nga pwede ra siya mobisita sa amoang munisipyo kung unsa iyang makita. Kay kung naa man gani makita nga ginagmay nga sayop, diretso nila na maaksyonan," Mugot said.

Mugot said she was already expecting the reaction of the governor and the attacks of the administration.

"Ready na gyud ko actually. Every time gani nga naay battle diri sa SP. Gani namersonal na sya but I don't take it seriously," Mugot said.

She also asked for the governor's basis on his allegations, adding that she even called the municipal accountant to check on it.

"Unliquidated? I don't think so. It's a big lie. Matingala sad ta. Wala na gyud syay lain maingon against me?" Mugot said.

"Gitirahan ko niya sa election, unsa na lang kaha karon nga nakalingkod ko. And ako na sya gi take as challenge kay gipadaog og gibutang ko sa katawhan," she added.


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