Celso snaps Monsi’s credibility problem PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 29 April 2013 11:19

Mayor Celso Lobregat, frontrunner in the District I congressional race the other day, said his rival, who has the penchant for barbs and bashing has a credibility problem.

Speaking before throngs of people who turned up for the Team PNoy rally in Baliwasan Saturday night, Lobregat said Crisanto de la Cruz has strained his credibility on numerous instances in the past.

For one, he said, many people are asking “si ele como padre estaba ya puede deja con Dios, hinde tamen imposible kay ele puede tamen deja con el maga jente”.

Two weeks ago, according to Lobregat, de la Cruz has circulated stories that the mayor, sitting as member of the Board of Regents of the Western Mindanao State University, has voted to approve the increase in the university’s tuition fees. “Mira ustedes, this coming June, there will be no tuition fee increase,” he said stressing that such issues should undergo the necessary processes.

“Ele firmi ta abla you should walk the talk, walk the talk,” Lobregat told the crowd as he presented a record obtained from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) showing the tuition rates of all colleges and universities for the coming 2013-2014 school year, among which WMSU which will charge P30 per unit; Zamboanga State College Marine Sciences and Technology which will charge P50 per unit, Zamboanga City State Polytechnic college with P75/unit.

Nuevo Zamboanga College, a school founded by de la Cruz is charging P320 per unit. “Crisanto, walk the talk, I challenge you to bring down the tuition to P30 per unit, walk the talk!”, Lobregat retorted.

Another bombshell to prove de la Cruz’ credibility problem, Lobregat presented to the Baliwasan crowd, 3 photos showing de la Cruz giving money to a woman during a campaign sortie—the exact opposite to de la Cruz’ accusation that Lobregat is set to buy votes.

“Sila el ta compra boto!”, Lobregat said asking, “ansina ba el antes padre?! Walk the talk!”.

Lobregat has kept mum over de la Cruz’ habitual barbs the past days but the mayor said his rival’s web of lies, deceit and delusion is taking its toll on de la Cruz credibility.

On the first week of the campaign, de la Cruz accused Lobregat’s camp of hacking his facebook account but it turned out that the same was a hoax. — Rey Carbonel