MABALACAT CITY – An indignant councilor here has challenged Mayor Crisostomo Garbo and other government officials to undergo lifestyle check “to determine who really is corrupt.”
In his privileged speech at the City Council recently, Councilor Jeng Yumul said he will not forsake responsibilities in government service in exchange of money.
This after unconfirmed reports in the social media tagged Yumul allegedly as a bribe-taker. Members of the City Council allegedly received P300,000 each to approve the P72 million Supplemental Budget No. 02.
“Certain persons, whether using fake accounts or not have been criticizing our beloved institution, the Sangguniang Panlungsod, in the matter of approving Supplemental Budget No. 03, amounting to P200.4 million,” said Yumul.
To set the record straight, Yumul urged Garbo and all Mabalacat elected officials to undergo lifestyle check. |I dare anyone who wish to know me, to request for a lifestyle check to determine who really is corrupt in this (Mabalacat) government,”” said Yumul.
The unconfirmed reports in the social media cropped up after Yumul conducted inquiry into the P200.4 million supplemental budget.
“I rise here to defend my name and honor; and that of SP Basilio of whom they malignantly accuse of opposing the supplemental budget because we demand more than P1million peso that was promised to be given to my fellow SP members,” said Yumul.
As committee chairperson of the Council’s Finance, Budget and Appropriation, our obejective is to maintain transparency where all documents will be scrutinized for the benefit of the public, according to Yumul.