For safekeeping, says Bermejo
ROXAS CITY – Capiz first district congressman Antonio del Rosario has criticized Mayor Vicente Bermejo, his ally at the Liberal Party, for bringing into his house in Barangay Baybay lumber products that were placed under the custody of the city government. The alleged illegally-cut logs were confiscated four years ago from the property of PJ Belo in Catao Dam in Panitan.
In an earlier interview, Bermejo admitted bringing the logs to his house for “safekeeping.” The logs are intact, he said.
The congressman has apparently launched a series of offensive attacks against Bermejo presumably as part of their continuing conflict.
Informed about Del Rosario’s tirade, a close ally of Bermejo readily dismissed it as “politically motivated.”
When asked about the alleged “peace talk” within the LP to pacify him and Bermejo, Del Rosario said: “What peace talk?”
“We’re talking here of the people’s money,” he said. (GTP)