Quantcast
pork barrel

Cotabato mayor a liar–Palace

By |


MANILA, Philippines—The Mayor of Cotabato City was lying when he said on television that the national government had not given any assistance to his city following the heavy flooding that hit it, Malacañang said Thursday.

“At a time that calls for solidarity to effectively assist our countrymen in Mindanao, it is unfortunate that some officials choose to politicize relief efforts,” said Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda in a statement.

“When Cotabato City Mayor Japal Guiani goes before national media to tell lies, your government is obligated to tell the truth. There is no basis for Mayor Guiani’s prevarication that the national government has not sent relief or aid to Cotabato City, going as far as to accuse the President of not bringing relief goods,” Lacierda said.

He said the national government has spent P12 million for relief operations. He said P7 million came from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), while the national government provided P3.45 million. Nongovernment organizations gave P350,000.


Follow Us




Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: Cotabato City Mayor Japal Guiani , Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) , heavy flooding , Liar , lying , Politics , relief




Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement
Advertisement
Marketplace
Advertisement