NEWS: Congressman Way Kurat anchors radio station to rebut charges

In Comval

By Cha Monforte

jan 20

Compostela Valley Congressman Manuel “Way Kurat” Zamora of District 1 is now an anchor of his paid blocktime radio program over DXPA FM station based in Nabunturan to rebut charges and accusations hurled against him and her daughter Boardmember Maria Carmen Zamora-Apsay.

Zamora is an outgoing three-termer congressman while Apsay is running for congresswoman under the Lakas-Kampi-CMD.

In his one-hour radio program “Sayri Maning” 6:00 to 7:00 A.M. every Tuesday and Thursday starting two weeks ago, he rebutted accusations on his alleged failed promises to to give projects to barangays in the district, his alleged non-performance as a lawmaker and personal enrichment while in public office.

At one time last week, he belied accusation but admitted that he owned not four but only three cockpits in the first district while calling the attention of Liberal Party congressional standard-bearer Atty. Jaime “Jun” Lopoz to stick to the facts.

The congressman is currently developing a “modern, state-of-the-art” cockpit in a rather sprawling area in Barangay Sta. Maria, near the poblacion of the capital town of Nabunturan .

The congressman’s cockfighting arena is reportedly having pay-per-view cockfights viewed over cable TV and hantak gambling to bet on to compliment with his Sunday and derby cockfights while it has cottages and hotel features with well-manicured lawns positioning to function as a new rest and recreation facility in town.

Sources said the congressman has already held many cockfighting derbies in his Nabunturan cockpit arena with seven-digit top prize last year while it is yet being developed “ala Las Vegas style” according to opposing political pundits.

The last-termer congressman answered charges raised by a small Bisayan newspaper named Birada circulated in barangays of his district and even enlisted barangay captains whom he made as guests in his radio program to answer issues leveled against him which dragged his daughter into the scene.

While hitting much Atty. Lopoz, the congressman also made side remarks with unhealthy douses of negative issues against the controversial ex-police officer Cesar Mancao, candidate of Aksyon Demokratiko Party.

In last Thursday airing of his program, at one time Cong. Zamora poked fun to Mancao saying the latter would win as congressman in Bohol since in his 2010 calendar Mancao posed with Cesar Montano, who is running for governor in Bohol province.

The congressman, other sources said, started his radio program closely after the latest survey “conducted by Governor Chiongkee Uy” bared that Apsay was already closely trailed by Lopoz by 3-percent margin only.

“Maricar got 30 percent rating, Lopoz has 27 percent while Mancao has only 7 percent in the survey,” the sources said. (Cha Monforte/Rural Urban News)

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