By Shiela Mae Butlig
Sangunniang Panlalawigan Board Member President Elipe is confident that the motion for reconsideration that Ernesto Molina filed against him and brother-in-law Misamis Oriental Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano would be denied again.
Molina filed a motion for reconsideration before the Office of the Ombudsman on its decision on the graft and nepotism cases against Elipe and Emano.
“I just learned that he did (file a Motion for Reconsideration),” Elipe told Gold Star Daily.
He added that until Molina could raise new issues against them, he believes the motion will be denied.
For Capitol spokesman Florito Duga-duga, he said Molina has right to file a motion for reconsideration and they respect that.
“Ang iyang pagpasaka sa motion for reconsideration iya nang katungod ug irespeto nato na,” said Duga-duga.
However, like Elipe, Duga-duga also believes that it will be denied for the statement of the Ombudsman brings to certainty that the Misamis Oriental Integrated Sports Center (Moisc) is not a government entity.
“Solid kaayo ang statement sa Ombudsman,” Duga-duga said.
Duga-duga added that Emano did not appoint Elipe as general manager but the “collegial body of the Moisc itself.”
“So there is no way for the Governor to be charged of nepotism,” Duga-duga pointed out.