WHO CARES ABOUT VICE MAYOR PAOLO DUTERTE?
Several Davao City councilors on September 9, were no-shows at the strictly 10AM start of the regular session, apparently unmindful of the vice mayor’s admonition against tardiness.
And so for the second time this year, VM Paolo did not say a word when one of the city councilors present, who apparently shares the vice mayor’s disgust at turtles, moved to adjourn the session.
BY ROGER M. BALANZA
The Davao City regular session on May 20 was adjourned for lack of quorom prompting an exasperated presiding officer Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte to dish out a harsh comment against the absentee city councilors.
Mga gahig ulo!, Duterte told media, who sought his reaction to the adjournment of the session where the councilors were supposed to deliberate on 41 items in the legislative agenda for the day.
Thirteen councilors who turned up marched out of the session hall before they can warm their seats minutes past the 10AM official start of the session where a roll call showed a lack of quorum. The 26-member council needs 14 councilors present to have a quorum.
But even as he was visibly disappointed, Duterte managed to dish out a verbal brew of a jest tinged with irony.
“This is history. This is the first time…
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