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Moreno hits back at critics

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY Mayor Oscar S. Moreno hit back at the critics of his administration, claiming they’re a ‘bunch of attack dogs’ of his political rivals and supporters of the opposition.

Moreno, during a press briefing, has maintained that all these criticisms and bashing against him on mainstream and social media, are all part of being a leader to this booming city.

“Ato nalang na sila sabton Cel (referring to CIO chief Maricel Casino-Rivera) kay mao mana ila panginabuhi,” City Mayor Moreno said, adding that many of these critics of his administration are supporters of the opposition.

Many months ago, City Mayor Moreno has been the subject of harsh criticisms on social media alleging that the mayor has not responded to the needs of the residents in terms of food and financial support, especially during the imposition of GCQ, MGCQ, MECQ and ECQ in which thousands of workers were displaced as a result of the massive closures of business establishments.

According to the recent report coming from the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) regional office in this city, since the imposition of heightened alert levels in the city due to MECQ and ECQ, more than 12,000 workers in Cagayan de Oro have been stopped from their regular jobs.

ON HOARDING ISSUE

City Information Officer Maricel Casiño-Rivera told the media that the distribution of relief packs are now going on in the city.

CIO Rivera denied reports that the relief packs were being hoarded by the city. “Dili tinood kadtong nanggawas nga balita nga adunay hoarding sa mga food packs. Gani padayon paman ang atong distribution sa mga business establishments nga na apektuhan sa pandemya ug maoy priority sa atong food packs,” she said.

She said the City Government workers involved in the distribution were saddened by the false reports foodpacks were being kept in different covered courts in the city.

City Administator Teddy Sabuga-a also denied reports the foodpacks unloaded in covered courts in Nazareth and Iponan, will be transferred in Misamis Oriental. This, even as the City residents have long been clamoring for “ayuda” (food and financial support)

He said the food packs are unloaded in different Barangays in the city for easy distribution. “Dili nga ato kining i-hoarding,” Sabuga-a clarified.

Magnum Radio unearthed on Wednesday over thousands of food relief goods and repacked rice during its live broadcast.

Thousands of food packs and repacked rice were unloaded at a covered court in South City Central Schoolin Barangay Nazareth.

But barangay chairperson Junjun Rodriguez said no one contacted him about this unloading of food relief packs in his barangay.        

Joel Escolhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK_sKdGFs0ewIh9R-iAskDg
Joel Calamba Escol is a journalist in the Philippines for more than 20 years. Currently, he is the Managing Editor of Mindanao Daily News, the biggest and most-widely read newspaper in Southern Philippines. He is also known as Noypi Vlogger in Youtube. You can follow him on the following social networking sites below.
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