“Sanapo matulungan naman kami ng Presidente. Kung may kasalanan kami, ilaban nila ngpatas,” said an emotional Camacho whom Treñasdescribed during the midterm election campaign as a mayordoma of his rival and estranged brother-in-law, then mayorJose Espinosa III. “The experience left me in constantanxiety, deep depression, shame, sleepless nights,” Camacho lamented. A Special Operations Officer III atthe city government’s Office of Senior Citizens Affairs, Camacho toldPresidential Legal Counsel and Spokesperson Salvador Panelo that she and othercity government employees were told to take a leave of absence for six monthsor they would be facing charges. Treñas also pooh-poohed Camacho’scrying on television. Presidential Legal Counsel and Spokesperson Salvador Panelo interviews Iloilo City government employee Rosita Camacho who is seeking President Rodrigo Duterte’s help. She has accused Mayor Jerry Treñas before the Office of the Ombudsman of grave coercion, violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, grave misconduct, oppression, and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service. SCREEN GRAB FROM PEPLE’S TELEVISION NETWORK Panelo told Camacho to put hercomplaint in writing addressed to him so he could refer it to Secretary EduardoAño of the Department of Interior and Local Government and to the Office of theOmbudsman. “I haven’t talked to her. I have notmet her since nag-election. I am verysurprised sang iya ginpanghambal,” saidTreñas yesterday. He would also be getting in touch withTreñas, said Panelo. He added: “Ako ‘ya kon ano gusto nila atubangay man kami. My conscience isclear.”/PN On Thursday night, Oct. 24, city hallemployee Rosita Camacho appeared in the government-owned People’s TelevisionNetwork’s Digong 8888 Hotline program accusing Treñas of coercion andoppression. On Aug. 23, according to Camacho,Panaguiton told her, “Ros, Mayor Jerry is firm in his decision, everything isready if you don’t comply, NBI (National Bureau of Investigation), CIDG(Criminal Investigation and Detection Group), lawyers, and even funds for thecases against you.” But certain people at city hall shouldbe held accountable for, among others, electioneering, he stressed. The city mayor assured the public thatthe city government would continue to function as it should. Camacho was the third employee at cityhall to file administrative and criminal charges against Treñas and severalother city government officials before the Ombudsman. The two others were BookBinder II Joe Mari Esteral under the civil registry office and Dr. BernardCaspe, chief of the City Health Office. * July 11 to July 31 (with leavecredits) The city mayor was unfazed butexpressed surprise that Camacho appeared on government television. Meanwhile, Caspe claimed Treñassuspected him of campaigning for Espinosa in the May midterm elections andsubsequently pressured him to resign. “Paramabigyan din naman natin ng pagkakataon si Mayor Treñas na maipaliwanag angkanyang ginawa kung ginawa nya man ‘yun,”Panelo told Camacho. “If they think they can disrupt ourwork, I am sorry to say they have a big problem,” Treñas told city hallreporters. FAMAS is the Filipino Academyof Movie Arts and Sciences Awards, one of the foremost award-giving bodies inthe Philippine movie industry. He also gave her time to make atelevised appeal to the President. Esteral, on the other hand, complainedhe was reassigned to the city’s dumpsite and that he was being pressured toturn against his immediate superior, City Civil Registrar Romeo Caesar ManikanJr. who faces investigation for alleged irregularities in the civil registryoffice such as registration of “fake” marriages. * Aug. 19 to Aug. 30 (leave creditsused up already, thus no pay) Treñas previously said the criminaland administrative charges filed against him and several ranking city hallofficials were attempts to disrupt city government services. Camacho claimed that her applicationfor leave from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31 was prepared, signed and approved by Agudo,Elevencione and Treñas. APPEAL TO THE PRESIDENT. “Sa mahal naming Presidente, humingihi po ako ng tulong…na masabihan po ang aming mayor (Jerry Treñas)…ordinaryong empleyado lang ako…natatakot ako sa buhay ko kung ano ang mangyari sa akin…Ikaw nga e, hinamon ka n’ya noon ng suntukan, ano pa kaya ang mangyari sa akin,” say beleaguered Iloilo City government employee Rosita Camacho on government-owned People’s Television Network. She has accused Treñas before the Office of the Ombudsman of grave coercion, violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, grave misconduct, oppression, and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service. SCREEN GRAB FROM PEOPLE’S TELEVISION NETWORK “Some people are born actors. Pwede na ina sya FAMAS,” he said. ILOILO City – Who’s afraid ofPresident Rodrigo Duterte? Mayor Jerry Treñas isn’t. He is ready to answer thecomplaint coursed through Digong 8888 Hotline, a government television programthe President designed to receive complaints from the public. “Duhaka bagay ang indi ko gid mapatawad –electioneering in so far as regular employees are concerned, and corruption,”said Treñas. TREÑASUNFAZED On July 3, 2019, according to Camacho,she was summoned by Tan and was told to take a six-month leave or charges wouldbe filed against her. In the weeks leading to the May 13midterm elections, according to Camacho, Treñas kept bringing up her name inderogatory and embarrassing terms. Treñas belied the complaints. She reluctantly complied, she said, onthe following dates: * Aug. 5 to Aug. 16 (with leave credits) He again reiterated that Camacho was amayordoma or yaya of his sister-in-law Gina, wife of former mayor Espinosa andsister of his wife Rosalie. GRIEVANCES * Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, 2019 (122days without pay) “Samahal naming Presidente, humingihi po ako ng tulong…na masabihan po ang aming mayor…ordinaryong empleyadolang ako…natatakot ako sa buhay ko kung ano ang mangyari sa akin…Ikaw nga e,hinamon ka n’ya noon ng suntukan, ano pa kaya ang mangyari sa akin,” saidCamacho. He won’t let that happen, he stressed. But the mayor said he knew that the CityLegal Office is investigating Camacho for alleged electioneering. She also included in her complaintCity Administrator Melchor Tan, Assistant City Administrator and ExecutiveAssistant Noel Panaguiton, Assistant Department Head II Josephine Agudo, andHuman Resource Management Officer Leo Elevencione. “Waayko ya kabalo kon ano iya gusto nga away kay waay man ko gaaway sa iya. Ang iyaya may gina atubang sya nga kaso. Alatubangon ya na,” Treñas added. Early this month, Camacho filedcharges against Treñas before the Ombudsman for alleged grave coercion,violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, grave misconduct,oppression, and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service. “Sin-omapwersa? Ano pagpwersa mo? Magsiling ka pwersa, ginapilit ka magpirma. Sin-onagpilit sa ila magpirma,” said Treñas. The President’s spokesperson toldCamacho to encourage other city hall employees with gripes to come out andcomplain against Treñas through the Digong 8888 Hotline.