Ganzon says plaints against him are politically motivated

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Iloilo City Vice Mayor Jeffrey Ganzon dismissed the criminal and administrative complaints filed against him as politically-motivated.

On February 14, Ganzon was charged by a certain Ramon Baltazar with gross misconduct and violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act before the Office of the Ombudsman for nepotism, maintaining “ghost” employees, and using his office’s official vehicle for personal use.

In a Panay News article, the politiko, who was yet to receive a copy of the complaint, said he did not personally know Aldea. But, he maintained that the charges aimed to discredit him.

While he admitted hiring family members as part of his office staff, Ganzon denied having ghost employees.

“Under the Civil Service Law, you are allowed (to employ) three related members by consanguinity or by affinity, highly technical, highly confidential nga mga co-terminus. That is allowed, that is legal. Wala problema,” he explained.

The vice mayoral candidate also denied using his office’s official vehicle for personal matters.