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Ta habla ya gat yo (I have said so.) Cong. Celso Lobregat is itching to comment on Mayor Beng Climaco’s claim that the decision of the National Government to acquire the Cabatangan properties was due to her pleadings.

Lobregat told newsmen the City Hall press release where Climaco claimed that President Rodrigo Duterte has finally acceded to her “consistent pleadings” to buy the more or less 70-hectare land in Barangay Cabatangan from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) amuses him.

Lobregat said that if indeed Climaco truly pushed for the acquisition of the Cabatangan properties, then it should have happened during the time of President Noynoy, the Abnoy Aquino, a partymate of Climaco in the Liberal Party (LP,) when the Mayor was then deputy speaker in Congress and was very close to Aquino.

It was he, Lobregat taunted who brought the issue all the way up to the plenary, where he succeeded to include subject provision.

Lobregat said the mayor is employing the Nazi tactics that “Lies told a thousand times becomes the truth.”

“Give credit to where credit is due, and please do not mislead the people,” Lobregat said.

Lobregat clarified that he is not after any recognition, but that he just wants to put all information in the proper perspective for the people to really understand the real truth.

Lobregat stressed it was during his meeting with Defense Delfin Lorenzana and other defense officials when they recognized the importance of the Cabatangan properties and when the defense officials decided to use the area as a military camp. He added that he also discussed the same matter in a meeting with Pres. Rodrigo Duterte and that the President said that “if the military needs the area, so be it.”

Lobregat added, the final venue of his fight to protect the interest of Zamboanga City was not in Congress but is in the Bicameral Conference Committee where he was appointed to be a member of the House contingent that will draft the final version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) along with a contingent from the Senate.

Remember the Juan and mother  story yesterday. One that is similar to person who cooked the food, and another gets to just eat it.


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If you had noticed a paid hack on fb has taunted SS to have mellowed in his commentaries here and in Canionaso. Upon insistent proddings of wife Lily, yes, somehow I did, yes. But with the challenged poised my way, I just have to let go of wife’s pleadings. Snipe Swipes and  Caninaso will just have to fire away.

And to friends who reacted in my favor, saying do not stoop to the level of faceless personalities, do not worry my target is not the basher - it is

His/her master. Thank, guy/doll foir stirring the hornet’s nest.

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The City Council recently approved the request of the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office to purchase an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (drone) costing to P1 million.

Councilor Mike Alavar, however, questioned the move saying that the drone is very expensive.

He added that there are good quality drones that only cost a little over  P250,000.

Alavar offered to say, majority of councilors approved the purchase based only on the strong request of CDRRMO Chief   Elmer Apolinario that the drone is very much needed to help them monitor places in cases of calamity and monitor traffic in city streets.

The district one councilor should have strived earlier to colleagues on the his “expensive” line of argument.

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