Ramos to file ad­min raps vs Puentevell­a

Sun Star Bacolod - - Top Stories - BY MERLINDA A. PE­DROSA

BA­COLOD City Coun­cilor Dindo Ramos will file an ad­min­is­tra­tive com­plaint to­day be­fore the Of­fice of Om­buds­man against his fel­low coun­cilor Clau­dio “Kalaw” Puentevell­a in Cebu City.

Ramos said yes­ter­day he will file op­pres­sion and grave mis­con­duct against Puentevell­a.

On Mon­day, Ramos also filed the crim­i­nal com­plaint against Puentevell­a for di­rect as­sault and dis­tur­bance of pro­ceed­ings.

On Septem­ber 12, the mem­bers of the City Coun­cil were de­lib­er­at­ing on the con­tract of the city gov­ern­ment with garbage hauler IPM Con­struc­tion and De­vel­op­ment Corp, where a heated ar­gu­ment en­sued be­tween the two coun­cilors.

Both coun­cilors stood up af­ter the re­cess, but Puentevell­a sud­denly punched Ramos.

“I be­lieve these are strong cases and as a lawyer, I will not file a case with no chance or with no mer­its. Oth­er­wise, it will en­cour­age other coun­cilors not only in Ba­colod City but also in other cities and mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties to hurt their fel­low coun­cilors and that would be a bad mes­sage if this case will be dis­missed,” Ramos said.*

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