Re-elected brgy kagawad accused of mauling 2 men
(The Freeman) - May 17, 2018 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines — A re-elected barangay kagawad or councilman of Sawang Calero, Cebu City allegedly mauled civilians near the Cebu City Sports Institute (CCSI) during their victory parade Tuesday afternoon.

Arnel Jurado, 45, and his uncle, Ricky Estrada Jurado, 68, alleged that councilman Darius Borja punched them.  They also said that there were children who got hit during the commotion.

“Gisukmag ug niaksyon kulata namo.  Gitabangan mi sa sports complex.  Awa ra nahubag (pointing the left side of his face). Apil mga  bata nadasmagan,” Ricky told The FREEMAN.

Borja, for his part, said that he was just actually trying to help Arnel in getting away from the crowd after hitting their companion with a bottle as their parade finally reached CCSI.

“Pag-agi namo sa tungod nila, nilabay sila og botelya, nasamad among kauban.  Ni-react ang mga tagtungod.  Mao to gigukod nako siya.  Gusto unta ko ma-safety siya kay lisod sad kaayo makuptan, jambolan gyud to…wa man ko kaapas kusog kaayo og dagan,” Borja said.

However, Arnel said that he was just watching and did not throw any bottle during the parade.

“Sila’y nilabay og botelya dili ako.  Igo ra man mi nanan-aw nila.  Katong botelya ilaha to.  Puros man to sila nag-inom tanan,” he said.

Arnel also said that he received punches from Borja while running to the other door of CCSI.

“Agi pikas pultahan…paggawas, nagkasugat mi ni Sir Darius.  Igo kos nawong murag nawagtang akong panan-aw ato,” Arnel added.

The two victims had asked the help of City Councilor David Tumulak yesterday.

“If ever wala gyuy meditation mahitabo, that’s the time that the barangay will issue og certification to file action…involve sad raba og barangay official,” Tumulak said.

He added that the candidates, whether they won or lost, should reproach their supporters and promote peace in the barangay. — Marienel M. Janea, CNU Intern (FREEMAN)

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