Joe III dismisses Treñas’ P100M settlement claim as ‘off-tangent’

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Iloilo City Jose “Joe” Espinosa III called the money settlement allegations of Rep. Jerry Treñas as “off tangent” and a “figment of (his) imagination.”

Treñas earlier claimed that Espinosa asked for P100 million as a condition for the latter’s withdrawal from the mayoral race.

Espinosa and Treñas, who are former political allies, are running against each other for city mayor. Their wives, Rosalie Sarabia Treñas and Regina Sarabia Espinosa, are sisters.

“He does not care about the family. Did I drag your wife into the issue? Never! You have destroyed already the family,” the mayor said.

Treñas accused Gina of declining the proposal for her husband to run for Congress. She later demanded P100 million as money settlement, according to the congressman.