Puentevella sorry for punching Ramos during session: ‘Di ako flawless!


Bacolod Councilor Claudio Puentevella has apologized for punching a fellow councilor inside the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod session.

Puentevella on Wednesday punched Councilor Dindo Ramos on the face after a heated exchange regarding the contract with garbage hauler, IPM-Construction and Development Corp.

“I would like to express my deepest apologies to our people and my colleagues at the City Council. What happened was unfortunate and I take full responsibility for my actions. I am not perfect and like many of us, I have my own flaws,” he said.

The politiko said he was provoked by Ramos who yelled at him during the council session.

Ramos for his part said he would file criminal and administrative charges against Puentevella.

It was Puentevella who is bullying other councilors and does not want anyone rejecting his opinion, he added.