Rama: Suspension is politically motivated

CEBU. Cebu City Mayor Mike Rama.
CEBU. Cebu City Mayor Mike Rama.File photo

CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama said someone is destroying his image in Malacañang and stressed that the issue is politically motivated.

In a press conference on Thursday, May 9, 2024, which was conducted after the “convergence meeting” he called for, Rama said he is “naive” and is “committing mental dishonesty” if he would say that the preventive suspension recommended by the Office of the Ombudsman against him and seven other officials of the Cebu City Government is not politically motivated.

Rama said he is not a troublesome person, especially to women.

“Dili man ko palaaway nga tawo labi na jud og babaye, ako nana gikiha’g plunder nya ako pa jud awayon? Ang ako lang gihangyo nga ang wheels of justice paspasi ninyo kay pwerting grabiha, it strikes like a lightning kanang gitawag og (suspension), dili man ko payroll maker oy, ngano ako man?” Rama said.

CEBU. Cebu City Mayor Mike Rama.
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Asked if he is referring to Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, Rama said the governor should be the one to be asked.

He said he attempted several times to have an appointment with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., but he was not given a chance and he was told that he had been “destroyed terribly.”

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“I was destroyed terribly and I just don’t want to tell you how terrible the destruction and that brought me to Congress and talked to Speaker Romualdez, and later found time to speak with Anton, and I was telling Anton to set me a meeting with BBM, that’s why I went to Manila on (May) 6, 7, and 8 pero naunhan man ko sa Guinness Book of Record nga preventive suspension,” Rama said. (AML)


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