Tagbilaran mayor sued
Cebu Daily News First Posted 09:54:00 04/17/2010
TWO radio station personnel in Tagbilaran City filed a complaint against city mayor Dan Neri Lim for ordering the cut off of electric supply in their homes.
Gerardo Cajes, radio technician of dyRD-AM; and Jeremias Pabe, radio broadcaster of the same station asked the Office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas to hold Lim and the other respondents criminally and administratively liable for graft charges.
They also requested that Lim and building official Teodoro Estoque be preventively suspended while investigation is conducted.
They said Lim cut off their power supply since they are affiliated with the radio station which has an â€œendless conflictâ€ with the mayor.
â€œThe inconvenience of darkness and the trouble of not having electricity are now being experienced by two unlucky families. Just because they can be closely linked to station DYRB-AM, they are also suffering the vindictiveness of Lim,â€ they said.
Also named as respondents were Engr. Eulogio Signe, general manager of the Bohol Light Company Inc. (BLCI); Engr. Ray Grapa, operation manager; and and Rotelio Lamdagan, consumer services supervisor.
The complainantsâ€™ homes have been dark without electricity for the past 18 days.
They have yet to secure a permanent electric service connections because of lack of necessary documents.
On March 29, they were however informed that their temporary electric service connections are due for disconnection since Mayor Lim allegedly withdrew the warranty of the temporary electrical connection.
Station dyRD-AM is the sister company of Bohol Chronicle, a bi-weekly newspaper./REPORTER ADOR VINCENT S. MAYOL