Iloilo city mayor orders lawmaker and police chief to do community service – Manila bulletin

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Mayor of Iloilo orders lawmaker and police chief to do community service

ILOILO CITY – For violating the ban on mass gatherings, Iloilo City MP Julienne Baronda and the Chief Superintendent. Jerry Candido, regional director of the Western Visayas of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), has been ordered to do community service.

“In the spirit of justice and equity, your respect for the imposition of community service is requested,” Iloilo Mayor Jerry Treñas said in a letter to the two officials.

The June 10, 2021 opening of a fire substation in Iloilo City violated the ban on mass gatherings. (Courtesy Aksyon Radyo Iloilo / MANILA BULLETIN)

As a reminder, Baronda and Candido attended the inauguration, on June 10, of a fire substation in the village of Alta Tierra in the district of Jaro. This despite the city’s modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) status due to the increase in COVID-19 cases.

Treñas was only following the recommendation of the Iloilo City Legal Office that Baronda and Candido should do community service.

“You have openly manifested your respective intentions and admitted that you have participated in said activity, and if and when sanctions are imposed, you are ready to suffer the same,” Treñas added.

In his letter, Treñas said that the Baronda and the Candido can conduct “lean-up campaigns, maintenance of the town’s plants, tree-planting activities, community cooking and other similar activities” .



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