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Palace assures due process to ‘missing-in-action’ mayors during ‘Ompong’

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 01:42 PM September 20, 2018

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / JOAN BONDOC

Malacañang assured that the mayors who were “missing in action” in their respective cities and towns during the onslaught of typhoon “Ompong” would be given “due process” as the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) launched an investigation on their absence.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the mayors were already given a chance to explain their alleged absence as the typhoon-ravaged their localities.

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READ: Anyare, mayor? 10 local execs to be probed for absence during ‘Ompong’

“They are being accorded their right to due process and the decision will be made thereafter,” Roque said in a Palace briefing.

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The DILG did not disclose the names of the mayors pending results of an investigation. Roque also refused to identify the mayors.

“Ang isinapubliko lang natin ay sang-ayon po tayo na dapat patawan ng pinakamabigat na parusa ‘yung mga mayor na missing in action sa panahon na pinaka-kinailangan sila ng ating mga kababayan,” he said.

On Wednesday, Roque said the mayors who were missing in action as typhoon during Ompong must be fired. /jpv

READ: Fire ‘missing-in-action’ mayors during ‘Ompong’ – Roque

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