Dismissal order saddens mayor’s political foes

OPPOSITION Councilors Joshua Alim and Plaridel Nava said they are saddened by the Ombudsman decision dismissing Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog from office and perpetually barring him from government service. Nava and Alim, both vocal critics of the mayor, said they lament their erstwhile ally’s predicament. “I am sorry for Jed and for his […]

Group hits unfinished ‘Yolanda’ housing site, PA for Visayas

TO THE victors belong the spoils. But in the case of Duterte supporters, they appear to be fighting among themselves over their booty using the sad plight of typhoon survivors. This, as a pro-Duterte group has exposed an unfinished housing project for “Yolanda” survivors in Bugasong, Antique, and accused the Presidential Adviser for the Visayas […]

Mabilog sacked for ‘unexplained wealth’

THE OFFICE of the Ombudsman ordered the dismissal of Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog for unexplained wealth. In a 13-page decision, Mabilog was found guilty of “serious dishonesty relative to his unlawful acquisition of wealth.” “Accordingly, he is meted the penalty of dismissal from from the service with cancellation of civil service eligibility, forfeiture […]

Mayor’s camp mulls criminal charges vs ‘shabu bagman’

CRIMINAL charges against self-confessed drug syndicate bagman Ricky Serenio are forthcoming. This is according to lawyer Mark Piad after Serenio implicated Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog to the alleged illegal drug operations of slain suspected drug lord Melvin Odicta Sr. “We are considering the filing of charges against him for perjury and libel,” said […]

WHAT DISMISSAL?: Mabilog camp shoots down sacking yarn

The camp of Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said they have yet to receive Ombudsman decisions on cases filed against the embattled local chief executive. This was confirmed by Mabilog’s spokesperson, lawyer Mark Piad, after a text message claiming that the Ombudsman released a decision dismissing Mabilog from office circulated morning of Oct 25, […]