The political liaison officer of Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog is appealing previous Iloilo provincial administrator Manuel Mejorada to abstain from practicing irresponsible journalism.
“He is becoming dangerous and abusive of press freedom,” Jeffrey Celiz reported after Mejorada purportedly barged at the Pan Pacific Food Services Inc. located at Angeles Arcade Wednesday afternoon.
Staff Hannah Joy Niño exposed to the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) that Mejorada was adamant on performing an inspection of the office. When she turned down his request, Mejorada then purportedly took pictures prior to going.
The incidence caused Niño “great fear and nervousness.”
Celiz reported Pan Pacific Food Services Inc. was a private establishment and revealed that in frustration of imputing the mayor in anomalies, Mejorada harassed the lady staff.
“He is practicing a perverted concept of press freedom,” Celiz stated.
“It is becoming clear that this is no longer a press mission, but a personal mission to destroy the integrity of Mayor Mabilog,” Celiz reported.
Mejorada is working on a story professing that the Honest and Accountable Living for a Graft-free Iloilo City (HALIGI) Foundation of Mabilog had a P2-million funding from the United Parcel Services (UPS).
Mejorada claimed that the P2-million funding was supposed to train public school teachers to improve their English literacy at the Panpacific Call Center and Training School but not a single teacher was trained.
Earlier this month, the Regional Trial Court in Quezon City asked for Mejorada to be charged with two cases-libel and falsification of public documents.
Mejorada gave up himself at the Jaro Police Station and as a consequence posted bail.