Philippines – Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte disproved claims made by Rep. Mike Defensor (Anakalusugan party-list) that city lobby dismissed a solicitation to utilize a space of the Quezon Memorial Circle for a political occasion on account of predisposition.
Belmonte, in a virtual gathering, explained the regional government didn’t dismiss Defensor’s solicitation to utilize an action community at the Quezon Memorial Circle on December 8.
The chairman said she didn’t figure the regional government’s reaction would affront Defensor. She referenced that their office gave a reaction to Defensor’s solicitation for utilization of an “movement region” at the Quezon Memorial Circle by saying they could utilize a city-possessed covered court all things being equal.
Belmonte added that she was “stunned” that the city’s fast reaction would be “confounded as having dismissed the proposition without explaining precisely what that movement community was Defensor is running for chairman of Quezon City, where Belmonte is looking for re-appointment.
Defensor blamed Belmonte for dismissing their solicitation to utilize Liwasang Aurora in the Quezon Memorial Circle and guaranteed “harrassment” against an assembly for official wannabe Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. furthermore, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio.
Legal advisor Ari Ancheta, from Defensor’s group, said they sent a courier to the managerial office of the Quezon Memorial Circle on November 25 and were informed that the Liwasang Aurora is free on December 6 to 9. They composed a letter around the same time, which Belmonte’s office got the next day.
The principal letter sent by Defensor, as shared by Belmonte, expressed that they are mentioning help from the Quezon City Mayor’s Office in obtaining grants for an occasion that the Malayang Quezon City association is getting ready.
The said occasion will include a motorcade around Quezon City on 8 December 2021, which will finish in a service inside the action space of the Quezon City Memorial Circle,” the letter, which the Mayor’s Office got on November 26, read.
Defensor additionally showed a similar letter in the meeting posted on his Facebook page.
Around the same time, Elmo San Diego of the city’s Department of Public Order and Safety kept in touch with Defensor alluding to the last option’s letter “for the utilization of the Quezon Memorial Circle Covered Court on December 8” for the occasion they are setting up.
The letter from San Diego, a resigned police general, additionally expressed that the QC government doesn’t have a problem with the solicitation, inasmuch as wellbeing conventions are noticed.
On November 29, Defensor kept in touch with Belmonte and looked for reexamination that they might be permitted to utilize Liwasang Aurora rather than the ball court, affirming that they clarified that they needed to utilize the earlier setting when they conversed with the organization of the QC Circle.