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THE latest buzz that stirs much interest in local politics has it that our own (Dist. 1) Cong. Celso L. Lobregat is among the elite group from Mindanao handpicked by the Duterte camp to run for Senator in 2019 national/local polls.

PRES. Duterte who is Davao City’s former chief executive, is said poised to pick majority of his senatorial bets from Mindanao for the country’s next political exercise.

“Yes, Pres. Duterte is keen to fill up PDP/Laban senatorial lineup candidates coming from Mindanao. He wants more representations from Mindanao in the Senate, and one prominent name that sounds as winnable is that of Cong. Celso Lobregat,” disclosed a top source from PDP/Laban based in Davao City.

“The tough-talking President from DC is hell-bent to support candidates for the Senate from Mindanao, and he wants that majority of the PDP/Laban’s senatorial bets should hail from Mindanao. The name of Cong. Celso Lobregat from Zamboanga City is very prominent in the short list,” the source added.

SUCH a twist of events in our future political landscape, will bolster the claim of naysayers that the much-anticipated “Battle Royale” between Mayor Beng Climaco-Salazar and Cong. Celso Lobregat will simply fizzle out.

“Hinde ba sos man encuentro. Cre tu cumigo. Believe me, Jun),” primo Ed pointed out.

LET’s wait and see, prims. But, just the same, I find everything interesting here, primo Ed..



THE City Legal Office (CLO) copy-furnished Pencing last Wednesday(March 8) its seven (7)-page document in response to SP Resolution No. 123 ( dated Jan. 24,2017) that has something to do with Dist. 1 Councilor Rudy Bayot’s setting up of a permanent marker in Lunzuran to purportedly honor the untimely demise of a rape victim named Erica Jean Rosal on the eve of Jan. 19, 2017.

ITS signatory Atty. Jesus Carbon, JR.(City Legal Officer), based on decided cases from the High Tribunal( Supreme Court)-- one of which is the case of People of the Philippines, Plaintiff-Apellee vs. Bernabe Pareja Y Cruz, Accused-Apellant, G.RL No. 202122, January 15, 2014, citing People of the Philippines, Plaintiff-Appellevs. Ronaldo Saludo, Accused-Apellant, G.R. No. 178406, April 6, 2011, wherein in High Court said: “Rape is a painful experience which is oftentimes not remembered in detail. For such an offense is not analogous to a person’s achievement or accomplishment as to be worth recalling or reliving; rather, it is something which causes deep psychological wounds and casts a stigma upon the victim, scarring her psyche for life and which her conscious and subconscious mind would opt to forget,” the CLO (as signed by its legal officer Atty. Jesus Carbon, Jr.) quoted the SC’s ruling.

CLO added: “The rape and murder committed against a woman is so tragic to the bereaved family, such that it would take years and even decades for the family and relatives to accept. It is a tragedy they will have to live with for the rest of their lives. There is no sense in memorializing their pain even beyond their lifetime.”

CLO therefore concluded: “In the light of the foregoing, this Office respectfully recommends not to allow the putting up of the marker. What the City of Zamboanga should do is to exert all efforts to apprehend the perpetrators of these heinous crimes and bring them to the bar of justice to suffer for their diabolical crimes.”

CLO makes it a point that in reference to SP Resolution No. 123 dated Jan. 24,2017 which resolved to request her Honor(Mayor Maria Isabelle G. Climaco) to allow the putting up of a marker in Lunzuran specifically where a heinous crime was committed against a student with an inscription “On the 9th day of January 2017, a girl was raped and murdered in this place.”

CLO states that in coming up with its recommendation on the matter, “we are guided by many cases decided by the Supreme Court,” hence acting on the matter with all appropriateness.

Nonetheless, this raging issue has already been resolved for reports recently came that DPWH( or was it the City Engineer’s Office?), upon the directive of Mayor Beng, took upon themselves to remove the said marker from the site.

BUT, how do you describe Councilor Bayot’s hurt feeling, huh?

BAYOT, according to Mayor Beng herself in last Monday’s CH news conference, was strongly defiant, and even threatened to take the law into his hands if anyone would dare to remove the marker he personally built in honor of the murdered teenaged girl—a coed of a local public school situated in Brgy. Rio Hondo.

MAYOR Beng described Councilor Bayot as having a big heart for women and children who are cruelly being oppressed in our own society.“He is very passionate about it all,” the lady mayor said.

“Na, acaba gayot sila cun primo Bayot. Ay ladra kete ladra ya tamen se na consejo,” c Bogs ya asayta pa gayot. Ebos yalang kuydao!  (By Jun Feliciano) (30)

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