Here are the top stories in Cebu today, May 7, 2016.
Medellin mayor cries harassment after getting mauled in Bogo City motel; former Capitol security officer says Ramirez shot at him
THREE days before the elections, things are heating up in Northern Cebu after Medellin mayor Ricardo Ramirez and former Capitol security chief Loy Madrigal figured in a brawl in Gabrielle’s Court motel in Bogo City. Ramirez accused Madrigal, whom he described as the “Chief Goon” of the Martinez political clan, of beating him up and posted pictures of his bruised face on Facebook. Madrigal said the mayor attacked him first and shot at him. He has filed a case of attempted murder against Ramirez. Police are reported to be in pursuit of Ramirez.
I was beaten up by the chief of a political warlord private army and the warlord happens to be the Liberal party’s district boss here in Northern Cebu. Ricardo Ramirez on Facebook.
There’s no reason here for politics. Number one Ricky is not running for any seats here in Bogo. Number two: I’m not running for an office, so iyaha lang ng gigamit karon ni Ricky kaning parte sa politics, you know Ricky is a piece of (expletive), he’s a piece of trash, I don’t know ngano pa man daghan OA ang mo-tolerate niya. Loy Madrigal.
Pabling files graft charges vs. Davide
Former Cebu second district representative Pablo Garcia filed graft complaints against Gov. Hilario Davide III, Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale and other officials for allegedly releasing a portion of his pork barrel funds worth P72.87 million for their own projects in 2015. Garcia accused Davide of malversation of public funds, falsification of public documents. He said Davide and Magpale released the P38.53 million of the P72.87 million sourced from Garcia’s Priority Development Assistance Fund for their own programs.
This is an unmitigated, deceitful and diabolical emasculation and falsification of the decision of the Supreme Court as to give it vastly different meaning and implication. Pablo Garcia’s complaint vs. Davide et. al.
They’re seeking media attention. They want a world record for filing the most number of useless cases. Gov. Hilario Davide III.
Comelec satisfied with final testing of vote-counting machines.
A test on the vote-counting machines yesterday showed the vote receipt matched the votes shaded on the ballots, ensuring the integrity of the machines. The test was done in front of journalists, watchers and other onlookers at the Guadalupe Elementary School. Ten volunteers, selected at random, filled out sample ballots and all nine confirmed that the vote receipts reflected their choices. One ballot was rejected as fake.
There’s a rule for replacement. If the ballot will be rejected, for reasons not attributable to the voter, the BEI will give him another chance. Once only. Comelec Region 7 Director Jose NIck Mendros.
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