VM Vicky Vega-Cabigting, Councilor Amos Rivera
ANGELES CITY – “Maglaram ya.”
City Vice Mayor Ma. Vicenta “Vicky” Vega-Cabigting pulled no punches in calling out mayoralty aspirant and incumbent city councilor Amos Rivera as lying in reaction to Rivera’s claim that he has not been allowed to have his own support staff at the city council.
“Maglaram ya,” Vega-Cabigting stressed. “It’s not true that he hasn’t been allowed to have his support staff. In fact, he has three casual staff under the payroll of the sanggunian.”
Vega-Cabigting showed original documents submitted by Rivera’s staff for the payment of their Year-End Bonus to be released on Nov. 15. The documents bear the wet signature of Rivera himself.
According to the vice mayor, contrary to Rivera’s allegations, all city councilors have three casual staff, all of whom are under the payroll of the sangguniang panlungsod.
“He paints himself a victim of politicking with these false claims, but we have documentary evidence that proves otherwise,” said Vega-Cabigting.
Her assertions come at the heels of Rivera’s explanation against allegations that his office is always closed.
Last Thursday, Rivera came under fire after several residents from Barangay Anunas aired out to media their disappointment at being unable to ask for help from him as his offices allegedly remained closed even after multiple visits.
“Karen ngan apulung councilors, aku ing alang staff ngeni. Ali da ku dininan staff ning current administration,” Rivera had said.
This is not the first time Rivera said that he did not have his own support staff.
Speaking in an online interview last October 5, Rivera also lamented that he had not been allowed to have his own staff at the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Angeles City. Team Lazatin-PR