Most people in Iloilo city are aware that he began to make a lot of money whilst he joined the staff of the then congressman Augusto “Boboy” Syjuco, merely to end up filing cases against the latter.
When Niel Tupas Sr. became governor of Iloilo, he employed Boy as provincial administrator, where the latter was in position to create “overpriced transactions” with contractors and suppliers. He was revealed to have purchased for his office a P40,000 Acer laptop at the expense of P100,000-plus.
When Tupas “graduated” in 2010, Boy returned to media work. He also sought the aid of Senator Drilon, who employed him as a consultant for the Iloilo River rehabilitation in the meantime. What Boy wanted Drilon to try and do though was to recommend him to be either TESDA regional director or Iloilo City administrator. Regrettably, he was not eligible for a both positions.
Whether or not he resigned, or was sacked, from his consultancy job, we don’t know. That which we do know is that he soon started writing against Drilon and Iloilo City’s Mayor Jed Mabilog.
He also cried “unexplained wealth” towards businessman Rommel Ynion in 2012, whose house was supposedly so long one had to ride a golf cart from end to end. That he wound up Ynion’s “praise release” writer as soon as the man ran against Mabilog in 2013 remains unknown to this day.
But who are we to judge Manuel Boy Mejorada?