Roque praises ‘qualified, fit’ Joe III


Mayor Jose Espinosa III of Iloilo City would make a “great” mayor, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a Panay News report.

Espinosa replaced Jed Patrick Mabilog after the Ombudsman ordered his dismissal from service for unexplained wealth.

Mabilog failed to explain the P8.9-million increase in his net worth from 2012 to 2013.

Roque, who traces his mother’s roots to Jaro district, also said the city mayor was “qualified, fit and without baggage.”