Digos mayor cries foul over paint splashing, tearing of tarps

By Anthony S. Allada

DIGOS CITY, Davao del Sur – Mayor Joseph Peñas cried foul over the splashing of red paints on three tarpaulins his supporters installed in three different major areas in the city.

Peñas said some of the tarpaulins were also teared by sharp objects, primarily targeting his own pictures.

“This is a desperate move perpetrated by my political rivals. Election is still few months away but they already engaged in a smear drive,” he said.

Peñas, who is seeking re-election against Governor Douglas Cagas in the coming polls,  said that while his opponents have continued to attack him and his partymates in the Liberal Party, he would just take them as political flavors.

“We will just let them to attack us now. At the end of the day, we will be ready as the last minute for the election comes,” he said.

Peñas explained that there was no “politicking” in putting up tarpaulins in major places in the city and in the 27 barangays because it contains an information that the city is a recipient of the Seal of Good Housekeeping conferred by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) with a corresponding P28-million cash prize.

“So what’s wrong with that?” he asked, adding that even Digos Bishop Guillermo Afable only knew about the award upon seeing the tarpaulin.

He said it is but right for the people to know about the recognition because it is just like telling them that it was made possible through their full cooperation with the initiatives of the local government.

Peñas said that the cash prize was already appropriated mainly for the road improvement of the public market and other projects. (ASA)



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