Navarro sibling fights back, slams critics of slain brother

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By Divina M. Suson, Correspondent
October 29, 2019

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ILIGAN City--The brother of the late Mayor David Navarro said the allegations on robbery and involvement on illegal drug trade of the latter is too much and the people is taking advantage of the situation by bringing it to social media.

In an interview with the media on Sunday (October 27), upon the arrival of the mayor's remains from Cebu, former Misamis Occidental board member Dan Navarro said the issue of the mayor's involvement in the crime of robbery has been resolved when the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 3 in Makati City issued a certification that the former mayor has "no pending case/s" and was not included in the said case filed against three suspects.

Dan also showed to the media a certification from the Department of Justice, dated July 25, 2018, certifying that the mayor has no pending cases in the agency.

The certification was requested by certain Sam Norman Fuentes, in behalf of David Navarro, for police requirement purposes.

On the issue on the involvement of the mayor on illegal drugs and being included in the narcolist of the president, Dan said his elder brother's name has been cleared from it since now Senator Ronal Dela Rosa was still the chief of the Philippine National Police.

"Hepe pa sa una si Sen. Bato, mi-sumitar si Mayor didto sa Crame, mao ni resulta nga nakakuha mi sa maong documents," Dan said referring to the major crime investigation report of the Major Crime Investigation Unit (MCIU) of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) clearing David's name from the narcolist.

The MCIU conclusion "surmised that Mayor Navarro was not directly involved in illegal drug trade, engaged in related financial activities during his terms as mayor of Clarin", according to Dan, reading the last part of the documents.

Meanwhile, Elsa Navarro, wife of the mayor posted on her social media account the screen shot of the mayo'r last text to her at 5:07 in the morning on October 26. Mayor Navarro was killed around 2:30 pm on that day.

In his text message, David apologized for shaming her and the family.

The mayor admitted he hog-tied the masseur as seen in the CCTV footage but it was the only thing he did because he was provoked.

"Kanang uban wala namana nako nabuhat, God knows. Grabe pagka set-up nila nako, grabe ila ko kwartahan jud. Sorry kaayo dili ko kabalo mabuhi pako diri Cebu sa mga kamot sa mga pulis," the text message said.

David ended his text message by telling her wife to take care of "Sonson and CD", his children from his first marriage.

Sonson is Mel Davidson, the number one municipal councilor who took over as vice mayor.

"Ikaw na bahala sa mga bata, Palangga, ikuyog lang jud sila sa church every Sunday, Palangga. Si Sonson ug CD, please take care of them pud. They respect you and love you man jud na. Sorry and thank you. I love you very much," Navarro's last text to his wife.


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