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PCL chapter chief: Don’t be affected by vote-buying charges

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Cebu City Councilor Raymond Garcia, chairman of the Philippine Councilors League (PCL) in Central Visayas, urged his colleagues not to be affected by allegations of vote-buying as the PCL elects its new set of officers today.

Garcia encouraged them to vote for candidates based on their qualifications and their fitness for their positions.

Incumbent PCL Chairman Danilo Dayanghirang of Davao City had expressed his dismay over the alleged vote-buying. (https://bit.ly/2Puun27)

In a Facebook post, Dayanghirang accused his opponent of engaging in “massive vote-buying by depositing P7.3 million in the PCL bank account to cover for the registration of the 583 councilors.”

“The said check is already a proof of blatant vote-buying, giving undue influence to the outcome of the supposedly independent exercise directly under the supervision of Department of the Interior and Local Government,” he also said.

Dayanghirang is running as PCL chairman against Jesciel Richard Salceda of Albay, who is the nephew of Rep. Joey Salceda.