By ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW
BAGUIO CITY – A radio commentator alleged Secretary Jesse Robredo of Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) is sitting on the administrative case he has filed against Kalinga Governor Jocel Baac, after the governor hit him inside the radio booth a year ago.
Jerome B. Tabanganay claimed that he was hit by Baac inside the DZRK-Radyo ng Bayan Tabuk while he was airing his regular program Agenda ng Bayan about 12:55 PM on June 7 last year.
He said that Baac barged into the radio announcer’s booth and grabbed the microphone and used the same (microphone) to hit Tabanganay on the face.
The attack resulted to the injuries on Tabanganay’s face and mouth. More injuries were believed to have been inflicted had not one of the four security aides of the governor restrained and brought the latter outside the booth.
“The incident has added to the growing frustration I experienced ever since that inicdent happened,” said Tabanganay in his letter to Pres. Benigno Aquino III which he sent this week.
Tabanganay is wondering why the administrative case he filed against Baac at the office of Robredo has no development at all, after a year since the incident happened.
“It is still a guessing game to me Mr. President and sometimes I could not do away from speculating that people at DILG especially Secretary (Jesse) Robredo as being silenced by the big money of Hon. Baac or is it because Governor Baac is inducted as member of the Liberal Party”, said Tabanganay, who also filed various cases against Gov. Baac, who is also the chairman of the Cordillera Redional Development Council (RDC).
Tabanganay continued: “If for the latter is the reason why he became a sacred cow, then I should be accorded the same respect and preference being a member of the Liberal Party long before Baac was inducted into its membership.”
The incident landed on the headlines of local and national media institutions which was believed to be the reason on why the government was forced to act initially on the case.
He is appealing to the president’s office to intervene and ferret out the truth why the incident is not given attention by Sec. Robredo. # nordis.net