Lapu mayor files perjury raps vs 7 barangay captains

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Mayor Ahong Chan and six city officials filed a perjury case before the City Prosecutor’s Office against seven barangay captains who implicated the local chief executive in a graft case.

The barangay captains “twisted the facts” and “gave misleading and false narration, under oath, against the mayor and the other accused,” Chan and others said.

Those accused are barangay captains Eduardo Cuizon of Bankal, Eleonor Fontanoza of Gun-ob, Regina Ybañez of Looc, Triponia Abayan of Tungasan, Joselito Tibon of Subabasbas, Reynaldo Tampus of Canjulao, and Rosalino Abing of Maribago. (

Apart from Chan, the other complainants include City Attorney James Sayson; Ronald Malacora, assistant department head of the General Services Office; Claire Cabalda, head of the Business Licensing Office; Nagiel Bañacia, head of the Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Office; Romeo Berame, assistant head of the City Planning and Development Office; and Annabeth Cuizon, former head of the City Social Welfare Office.

To recall the the seven barangay captains filed malversation raps against the mayor and other accused before the Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas for the alleged misuse of Covid-19 funds.