Tom a crybaby – Alcover
Jean Marvette A. Demecillo (The Freeman) - January 18, 2019 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Pastor Alcover, Jr. tagged Mayor Tomas Osmeña as a “crybaby” after the latter sued the councilor over “fake” social media post.

 

Alcover, in a Facebook post, said the cases filed against him will not stop him from going against the mayor.

“Those whom God wish to destroy they first make him mad. Karon pako nga kapayason o himi man diay ang 8th floor mayor. Padayon sa imong kabuang. Dili tika atrasan,” read his post.

The mayor was unavailable for comment yesterday.

Osmeña filed the administrative and criminal complaints on cyberlibel against Alcover before the Office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas last Tuesday.

Osmeña also filed a separate complaint for grave misconduct and violation of the Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees.

The mayor asked the court to preventively suspend Alcover from holding public office.

In his complaint, Osmeña alleged that Alcover maligned his reputation by attributing a statement to him regarding a bullying incident involving a student from Ateneo de Manila Junior High School.

On December 21, 2018, Alcover posted on his Facebook account Osmeña’s photo with a statement, which the mayor reportedly made.

“The boy was not really bullying. He was teaching a lesson. Ateneo and Jesuits are very close to my heart. I know they will get through this,” read Osmeña’s alleged statement.

The following day, Osmeña posted on his own Facebook page a statement calling the post a fake news.

The mayor denied that he made the statement that was attributed to him, saying it is unthinkable for him to condone such act of bullying which is prohibited under Republic Act No. 10627 or Anti-Bullying Act of 2013.

Osmeña said Alcover’s “malicious” act aims to discredit the mayor since the May 2019 elections are fast approaching.

But Alcover said the mayor has been making statements against the opposition team, Partido Barug (formerly Team Rama).

Alcover said Osmeña posted on his Facebook page in November 2017, comparing Barug Team Rama to foul-smelling female genitalia.

“Bawsan ka, hilak dayon ka. What a kapayason Tommyrot,” Alcover said. — KBQ (FREEMAN)

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