The criminal case filed against Distrito was in corroboration with the complaint filed by Mr. Victor Eduardo and Sarah Esguerra which is pending investigation also before the Ombudsman.
Earlier, complainants Eduardo and Sarah Esguerra requested the departed SP secretary to furnish them with documents on whether or not Leonardia has requested the Sangguniang Panlungsod for an authority to sign the P100-million contract for the site development of Granada-Vista Alegre Relocation Sites I and II; and the contract already signed by the City of Bacolod represented by Leonardia as the city mayor and by Alfie’s Construction, Inc. represented by its president, Elwin Javelosa as the “contractor”.
In her letter-complaint, Alejandrino’s widow said that in line with the “mantra of good governance”, her late husband issued a certification to the effect that Leonardia did not request the SP an authority to sign the contract with Alfie’s Construction Inc., nor had the signed contract indorsed to the SP for ratification. She claimed these are irregular and in gross violation of the Local Government Code which provides that “no contract maybe entered by the local chief executive on behalf of the government without authorization by the SP.”
She also recalled the case filed by Councilor Distrito against her husband which, she claimed, was an offshoot of the documents her husband released which Leonardia and Sayson deemed detrimental to their interest.
Distrito’s case resulted to the SP secretary’s dismissal which was ordered by Sayson. The case was based on the chair-throwing incident between Distrito and Alejandrino at the latter’s office.
Alejandrino died of “extreme depression” which triggered a fatal stroke on April 14, 2012.
Alejandrino’s widow alleged that “in his haste, Distrito forgot that he had committed forum shopping by filing two administrative charges against the same cause of action.”