Mayor’s supporters swarm mediamen in Muntinlupa

Malou Cabahug. Photo courtesy of NUJP / ABS-CBN
Malou Cabahug. Photo courtesy of NUJP / ABS-CBN

MUNTINLUPA CITY ( – Members of the media who were on a look out for stories on vote buying were swarmed by supporters of incumbent Mayor Jaime Fresnedi in Muntinlupa City midnight of May 7, 2016.

Kit Lagare, producer and commentator of Kilatis Int’l Online TV, Malou Cabahug of DWAD and Pol Baral of DZXL, were on their way to Southville III, Brgy. Poblacion when they chanced upon a group of people having a meeting along the street. 

The group of people turned out to be supporters of Fresnedi. “Nabulabog yata sila,” said Lagare in a phone interview with NUJP.

The police were able to stop the commotion and brought the mediamen to the police community precinct station 6 in Muntinlupa City for protection.

However, when the mediamen were inside the police station, a certain Atty. Alcantara stormed in and said he will be filing charges against Lagare and company. 

The lawyer alleged that the mediamen were distributing black propaganda materials against former Mayor Aldrin San Pedro who is running against Fresnedi.

Lagare told NUJP the allegation was unfounded and said they are filing counter charges against Fresnedi’s supporters. []


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