Saturday, December 22, 2012

Village official hits Pamintuan camp


A village official here has assailed the camp of Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan for questioning the credibility of barangay leaders in connection with the job order employees issue.

“Napakababa ng tingin nila sa aming mga barangay official,” said Barangay Lourdes Northwest kagawad and Councilmen’s League of Angeles City (CLAC) Vice President for External Affairs William David.

The Pamintuan administration has included the relatives of several barangay officials in the list of job order employees without their knowledge, according to David.

“Tinatawag nila kaming sinungaling at kinekwestiyon ang aming kredibilidad,” David said, “Ano ba ang ibig sabihin ng ‘kredibilidad’ para sa kanila? Yun lang bang mayayaman na tulad nila ang mayroong kredibilidad o ang mga mahihirap na tapat na nagseserbisyo sa publiko?”

Earlier, David, along with several other barangay officials, aired their complaints regarding the inclusion of their relatives in the payroll of the Pamintuan administration’s job order employees, even when their relatives had no knowledge about it and have never received any salary from the City Government.

Pamintuan’s camp has previously denied such allegations and claimed that the documents containing the job order appointments, in which the names of the barangay officials’ relatives are listed, may have been forged.

“Nagbabanta pa sila sa radyo na idedemanda kaming mga kagawad,” David said, “Ang hamon ko sa kanila, kung talagang totoo ang sinasabi nila at kami ang nagsisinungaling, bakit hindi pa sila magdemanda ng tuluyan. Hindi na nila kailangang ulit-ulitin sa radyo ang pagbabanta nila.”

David challenged the Pamintuan camp to explain how all 40 names of the job order employees under the Philhealth Program of the Office of the Mayor ended up being names of relatives and friends of barangay officials, none of whom knew about their inclusion in the job order appointments.

“Kung isang pangalan lang yun, pwede pang sabihin na kapangalan lang ng asawa o kapatid ng kagawad,” said David, “Pero kung lahat ng pangalan sa listahan ay kamag-anak ng kagawad na hindi naman alam na nakalista pala sila bilang JO, siguro naman hindi na natin masasabing nagkataon lang ito.”

“Mali ba na magkomento at ilaban ng mga kagawad ang kanilang Karapatan ngayong ginagamit sa katiwalian ang pangalan namin at ng aming mga kamag-anak?” David said.

Earlier, Barangay Cutcut kagawad and CLAC Vice President Roy Ogurida and Barangay Salapungan Kagawad Renato Coronel also released a statement denying any knowledge about the inclusion of the names of their sister and wife, respectively, in the list of job order employees.

by; Reynaldo Navales

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