Opposition councilors deny ‘selling’ Zambo to Jalosjos PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 January 2011 17:16

“The minority in the City Council has not and do not intend to sell even one square meter of Zamboanga City to any person.”

This was the strong statement made by councilors belonging to the minority in reaction to reports coming from City Hall that opposition councilors sold Zamboanga to powerful political group in Zamboanga del Norte when they met political kingpin Romeo Jalosjos last week.

“We did not discuss about politics when we met Manong Nonong (Jalosjos) in Dapitan City. We went there to verify personally about the plan of putting up of a power bloc in Zamboanga Peninsula and why the city of Zamboanga has not been included.  It is very unfair statement,” Councilor Rommel Agan said.

The neophyte councilor from second district said that this kind of statement has already been used by political detractors of his late father the former Mayor Vitaliano Agan.

“They maligned my father by spreading this kind of propaganda. It appears that this become a habit that every time they run out of issues, este el cosa sila ta abla. This is one of their tactics aimed to confuse the minds of the Zamboangueños,” Agan said.
Asked about the reported coming in of Jalosjos APP (Aggrupation of Political Parties), Agan said that everybody is entitled to seek any government elective positions.

“If the Jalosjos would come in 2013, it’s fine. Eventually, it’s the people who will decide whom they want to lead the city. The more the merrier,” Agan said.

However, Agan has made it clear that no one from among the opposition councilors like Mel Sadain, Jihan Edding, Rudy Bayot and Jawo Jimenez have joined Jalosjos APP.

Agan said they will still discuss the matter among themselves “so that if we decide, it’s the decision not only from one person but by the group.”
He also made it clear that there has been no invitation yet from the camp of Jalosjos for them to join the APP. — Jimmy Villaflores