The long arm of high-tech media has caught up with him, with no more place to hide his freaking face.
Well, the surrender of fugitive Mayor Jay Ilagan of Mataasnakahoy, Batangas, is a welcome development to law-abiding residents of the town and his supporters.
First, it would be more difficult for him to run the fourth-class municipality he put in shame from jail in Ormoc City in Western Leyte, where he allegedly sexually attacked a teen-aged woman in late 2013.
The alleged rapist has reportedly called the shots at the municipal hall through his administrator, his sister, and other relatives who have made the local government their family business.
Ilagan’s relatives also reportedly lord it over at the local police.
This political dysnasty in the once sleepy town of 30,000 reportedly has refused to turn over the municipal administration to Vice Mayor Henry Laqui.
Ang lalaki palang gago ng mga ito. They should be charged administratively by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).
Ilagan’s cases–rape and human trafficking–are both non-bailable, and he also faces charges for illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.
It’s disgusting to learn that his clan has refused to abide by the provisions of Republic Act 7160, known as Local Government Code, that authorizes Laqui to assume the post of acting Mayor since Ilagan went hiding.
Arrest orders were issued by Presiding Judge Girlie Borrel-Yu of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 35, Ormoc City, on March 31, 2014 in connection with the rape and human-trafficking charges.
Now, the pride of the Liberal Party (LP) of Batangas province can face trial and try to clear his name, and possibly campaign from jail for his reelection as Mataasnakahoy mayor.
He professes innocence.
That’s right, after running away from law for nearly two years, he has the guts to run in this year’s May elections.
Iyan ang Makapal na Mukha sa Tuwad na Daan ng Liberal Party.
Noy ‘sleeping’ with the enemy
I’m hoping that Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, in requesting reopening of the Mamasapano massacre, can help bring out the whole truth behind this most tragic event on January 25 last year.
The horror that followed the assault on bomb expert Zulkifli bin Hir, alias Marwan, is literally an act of terrorism where the Special Action Force (SAF) troops were subjected to merciless pintakasi for over 10 hours.
With fewer than 300 commandos, the elite unit of the Philippine National Police (PNP) was sent to a suicide mission to Marwan’s bomb factory in an area controlled by thousands of rebels belonging to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF).
Noynoy Aquino, the Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief, former-DILG secretary Mar Roxas and ex-policeman Alan Purisima have all conveniently pointed to former SAF commander Getulio Napeñas as the culprit for the “misencounter.”
They have shamelessly lied to whitewash and cover it all up in order to push a crazy peace deal with the MILF, which they themselves ruined with Oplan Exodus, Purisima’s plan that had failed too many times.
Now while the President romances the MILF, the ever the glib-tongued liar says he is dismayed by the slow grind of justice.
Noynoy is essentially sleeping with the enemy, as far as SAF 44 sympathizers are concerned.
There’s a common saying attributed to Abe Lincoln that goes like this, Noy:
You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
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