Veteran Journalist Reveals Possible Reasons Why Mayor Jed Mabilog Was Thrown Under the Bus


Veteran journalist and seasoned columnist of The Manila Times, Jojo Robles revealed the possible reasons why Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog was thrown under the bus as the Liberal Party has accused the administration of Pres. Duterte of attempting to demonize party bigwigs in a supposed bid to divert attention from the government's own failings.


The once powerful Liberal Party said in various media interviews that the allegations against Sen. Franklin Drilon and former presidential candidate Mar Roxas, as contained in an affidavit signed by Ricky Serenio, were part of a plot against the party but they failed to issue a statement against the dismissal of Mayor Mabilog as Mayor of Iloilo City.

In various news media report from the mainstream media, the Liberal Party made headlines presenting the statement of the Liberal Party against the alleged involvement of Mar Roxas and Sen. Drilon with the illegal drug trades but the media failed to make an intensive report about the affidavit of Serenio implicating Drilon and Roxas.

Here's the Complete Revelations of Jojo Robles:

MABILOG THROWN UNDER THE BUS. The Liberal Party has accused the administration of President Duterte of attempting to demonize party bigwigs in a supposed bid to divert attention from his government's own failings.

The LP said the allegations against Senator Franklin Drilon and failed presidential candidate Mar Roxas, as contained in an affidavit signed recently by suspected drug ring member Ricky Serenio, were part of a plot against the party.

But the LP statement was strangely silent on the same charges, based on the same affidavit, hurled against Jed Patrick Mabilog, the mayor (on indefinite leave) of Iloilo City. Mabilog has been ordered dismissed by the Office of the Ombudsman for “serious dishonesty,” after he failed to explain a significant increase in his net worth.

Even Manuel Mejorada, who filed the original charge against Mabilog in 2015, expressed surprise that the mayor was given the maximum penalty of dismissal and a permanent prohibition from holding public office.

“I am happy because this decision is a vindication for me [but] also saddened because the penalty imposed is the harshest under the law,” Mejorada said.

But I understand perfectly why the LP defended Drilon and Roxas but failed to even mention Mabilog, who happens to be a relation of Drilon. Mabilog, after all, has been ousted by Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, long known for her passion for defending members of the party.

Mabilog had to be thrown under the bus to save Drilon and Roxas. He's small fry, after all, and useful only in order to divert attention away from the real BIG party animals.


Source: Jojo Robles FB Page


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