‘NO NAMES, NO GLORY’
Guv dares Garin to identify cops in gambling payola
By: Louine Hope Conserva
ILOILO Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. challenged former 1st district congressman Oscar Garin to name the chiefs of police who allegedly receive bribes from gambling operators.
Earlier, Garin said one chief of police even admitted to receiving P5,000 in monthly payola.
“Lihog hambal kay former Congressman Garin nga isugid nya kun sin-o kag ipaexecute nya affidavit. Isugid lang niya kun sin-o kay ipatawag gid namon dayon kag pa-imbestigahan (Please ask former Congressman Garin to name the person and have him execute an affidavit. He should bare all so we can summon and investigate them),” Defensor said.
Defensor said Garin’s statement, even if it is true, will remain hearsay for lack of evidence.
Mayors deny links to illegal gambling
By: Louine Hope Conserva
THE mayors of the first district of Iloilo denied alleged links to illegal gambling.
The chief executives made the denial after former congressman Oscar “Oca” Garin Sr. claimed that some mayors and police officers in their district are receiving payola or bribes from gambling operators.
Mayor Vicente Flores of Oton said his town does not tolerate such illegal activity.
“On our part here in Oton we do not accept payola. Diri sa Oton kun may pulis madakpan involved sa illegal gambling, illegal drugs kag illegal fishing ako mismo gapahalin sa ila kag ga-request relief (In Oton, if a police officer is involved in illegal gambling, illegal drugs and illegal fishing, I personally request for their relief),” said Flores.
Flores said he is satisfied with the performance of Senior Inspector Jose Rey Pabalan, Oton police chief, who was assigned to the town two months ago.
Employee spills beans on market ‘anomalies’
By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.
NEW evidence on the alleged anomalies at the Iloilo Terminal Market or Super surfaced through the statements of an employee.
The development prompted the committee on markets of the Iloilo City Council to hold its report on its previous probes on the market last Jan. 8.
“Monday, this week, my committee received a copy of an affidavit from administrative Officer I Emmalene Diana providing us very revealing information on what is really happening at the Iloilo Terminal Market,” Councilor Rodel Agado told The Daily Guardian Wednesday.
Diana was mentioned in the report of the Executive Committee on Markets headed by City Administrator Norlito Bautista as the one whose official receipt book was used by a casual employee for an illegal transaction.