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Clarification LETTER 01/30/2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Clarification

LETTER

01/30/2011
Dear Editor:
This concerns the newspaper column Crossroads of Jonathan de la Cruz entitled “Questionable Appointments” published in the Daily Tribune on Monday, Jan. 24, 2011.

In his article, Mr. De la Cruz centered on the appointments made by H.E. President Benigno Aquino of key government personnel with supposed “questionable records.” He then proceeded to make,both false and malicious innuendos linking me to certain irregular and immoral activities. I do not wish to gratify the baseless accusations against me but nevertheless, to set the record straight and for the sake of transparency, please allow me this reply.

Firstly, I am not aware of being particularly “charged,” either civilly, criminally or administratively of any offense relating to being an “overstaying and autocratic” Chairman of the Board of Mechanical- Engineering, for “illegal collection of fees,” for “irregular and arbitrary implementation of laws,” for “favoritism,” for “whispers of sexual indiscretion,” and for “conflict of interest.” Please note that Mr. De La Cruz, to his credit, qualified the statement by pointing out that that I was merely “reportedly charged” of the above enumerated offenses..... MORE

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URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/commentary/20110130com6.html

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