BM Dujali absent in Monday’s session

sept 9-15, 2010

Davao del Norte Boardmember Alan Dujali of Panabo City was absent in the last Monday’s regular session of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan giving dismay to those awaiting him to deliver the privilege speech he promised two weeks ago that he would bare about the alleged vote-buying that preluded the Aug. 13 election of provincial officers of the Philippine Councilors League chapter in the province.

The reason of Dujali’s absence could not be immediately known, although earlier he had bared that that “some of (his) friends” were putting so much pressure to him not to proceed with his promised speech following the privilege speech of Boardmember Janet Gavina (Panabo City) who came to the defense of her son new PCL president Janrey Gavina two sessions ago.

The elder Gavina made potshots hitting and questioning what Dujali had uttered in his first privilege speech which raised “envelopmental politics” following the defeat of reelectionist ex-PCL president Larry Caminero of Kapalong at the hands of the young Gavina of Panabo City.

Sketchy reports said that the alleged vote-buying of several targeted councilors took place at Room 17 of Lakan’s Place Hotel in Tagum City, although separate sketchy reports said that there were “many bagmen” among the Lakas-Kampi-CMD councilors who allegedly bought many Liberal Party councilors.

Dujali in his speech said that unknown LP councilors who had the majority of numbers in the province’s 116 councilors “betrayed Caminero” and also indirectly Governor Rodolfo del Rosario, the LP provincial chairman.

The Gavinas belonged to the Lakas-Kampi-CMD party, which is chaired in the province by District 2 Congressman Anton Lagdameo. 

The young Gavina denied he engaged in vote-buying of councilor to win and get his post as the new PCL president and ex-officio member to the SP.

A source said however that Dujali cave in to the pressures of his friends.

The two Gavinas were present during last Monday’s session.

During the preliminaries in last Monday’s session, SP secretary Dennis Dean Castillo during the call for privilege hour asked if there was anybody who would avail for a privilege speech.

After a pause, at exactly 2:20, flooleader Daniel Lu replied to Castillo there was none.

Vice Governor Victorio “Baby” Suaybaguio Jr, who was already presiding, then informed the body that he just reassumed his post with the arrival of Gov. Rodolfo del Rosario, and particularly thanked senior Boardmember Shirley Belen Aala and the rest in the legislative body for steering well the SP during his absence when he served as the acting governor.

Suaybaguio acted as the governor in view of the travel of the governor to California to visit his son District 1 Congressman Anthony del Rosario, whom recent reports said is already on his way out from his chemotherapy treatment by Standford Cancer Center earlier than the six-month timeframe required for the treatment to his hodgkin lymphoma cancer.(RUN/cha monforte)

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