Drilon supports IPC case vs Iloilo city government

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Senator Frank Drilon said he will support the Iloilo Press Club (IPC) if it decides to file charges against the Iloilo city government officials for the delay of the issuance of its building occupancy permit.

Drilon said there in no legal reason for the delay.

“I will support whatever legal remedies you want to do against the concerned city officials. If all the requirements have been satisfied, there is no reason to deny an occupancy permit or any permits. They are bound by the law to issue it,” he said.

“I support your cause. Freedom of the press is a basic right of every citizen. The press club building embodies your struggle for that freedom. I see no reason why, for a very long time now, your building is not yet open and used,” Drilon added.

Former mayor Mansueto Malabor approved the resolution granting IPC the right to lease Lot N0-1384 at Molo District.

But former mayor Jed Mabilog and incumbent Mayor Jose Espinosa III have not implemented the resolution.