CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Local caterer Joseph Trajano of JLT Catering Services said Friday that his lawyer is filing breach of contract charges against an executive of Noynoy Aquino for President Movement (NAPM)-Pampanga Chapter.
The case stemmed from the P1.2 million unsettled balance of the NAPM to JLT Catering Services for the food delivered during the inaugural rites of President Benigno Aquino III at the Quirino Grandstand last June 30.
In a press conference Friday, Trajano said he has given enough time for Alejandra Quiwa-Bansil, coordinator of NAPM-Pampanga chapter, to settle the remaining P1.2 million balance from the P2.2 million food purchase, but "I and my legal counsel have waited for so long."
Trajano said Friday's press conference at Pipanganan Restaurant would be his last as the charges for violating Batas Pambansa 22, as well as for moral damages and breach of contract against Bansil will be filed by his lawyer Sylvia Flores in court soon.
"You know, at the end of the day, it will still be me and Ms. Sandy on this. But in my long wait, all she gave me were alibis. She didn't even show up on our scheduled meetings for a settlement to be agreed upon. Puro text messages na sa akin ay alibis lang," he said.
Bansil earlier said it was Trajano who breached their contract for serving only bread and water during the catering at Quirino Grandstand, a good reason she claimed, for her not to pay the balance for the 50,000 packs of Peking-style fried chicken, bread buns and bottled water.
But Trajano said it was Bansil who breached the contract when she asked him to deliver what was left of the food packs at Quezon City Memorial Circle.
"Hindi kasama iyun sa contract, dahil sa Quirino Grandstand lang ang usapan. Still, we moved there to distribute the food in good faith," he said.
"If only she showed up and met me, na-solve na sana ito at hindi na umabot pa sa ganito. It really has affected me and our business, including that of our suppliers," Trajano said. (Jovi T. De Leon)