Duterte camp denies barring Poe rally in Davao City

By on February 27, 2016


Senator Grace Poe (Photo from Poe's official Facebook page)
Senator Grace Poe (Photo from Poe’s official Facebook page)

MANILA—The camp of PDP-LABAN standard bearer Rodrigo Duterte vehemently denied claims that Sen. Grace Poe and her vice presidential running mate Chiz Escudero were barred from conducting a rally in Davao City.

This accusation is “simply baseless if not ridiculous,” Peter Laviña, Duterte’s spokesperson, said.

“Their organizers are lazy. They did not do their job. That’s not our fault or the city government of Davao’s fault,” he added.

Groups conducting rallies in Davao City’s public parks are required to pay only PHP150 for use of electricity.

They are also required to coordinate with the Traffic Management Center and the Central 911 for standby emergency unit. The processing of permits is usually completed within a day.

“We learned that there was an application, but this application was not pursued. Hindi na bumalik ang nag-file. Tamad, napagod siguro o naghahanap ng rason. Kaninong kasalanan yan?” Laviña pointed out.

He said it is not the nature and character of Duterte — or Davao City for that matter — to curtail the freedom of groups and people to use public spaces.

“Davao City is known for its respect and tolerance to groups and people who want to exercise their freedom and use public spaces to protest and express grievances or political views or religious beliefs peacefully,” Laviña pointed out.

Even progressive organizations are free to use parks and other public spaces to conduct rallies in Davao City.

“It is unfortunate that the senator’s camp is twisting the facts, making it appear like a permit was not granted because of politics,” Laviña disclosed.

  • John Atiaga

    Kayo Poe-chiz tigilan nyo si mayor dahil wala kayong binatbat sakanya, ni wala nga kayo sa kalingkingan ni mayor

  • Henry Garcia

    Ano na naman yan poe at chiz?ang mga plataporma nyo nga halatang copy paste kay mayor at sen alan tapos sisiraan nyo sya?mahiya naman kayo!

  • Janice Duque

    Mahilig talaga kayong gumawa ng kwento poe at chiz, hindi ganyan si mayor at kahit kelan patas sya kung lumaban

  • Rizza Malate

    Kawawa naman kayo poe at chiz ano yan nagpapapansin?sige nga patunayan nyo yang paratang nyo kay mayor

  • Ester Rillo

    Akalain mo yan gagawa na lang kayo poe at chiz ng kwento hindi pa kapanipaniwala. Pinapatawa nyo lang kami dahil alam naming hindi ganyan si mayor

  • Lorrie Sarte

    Sino pa ang maniniwala sainyo poe at chiz?eh alam naman namin mapagkunwari kayong dalawa kaya naman tigilan nyo na si mayor

  • Rochen Luna

    mahilig talaga gumawa ng issue to si poe at chiz, sila nga na dalawa ay nag tatrayduran tapos ngayon gusto pa nila siraan si mayor duterte. ay naku! mahiya nga kayo poe at chiz

  • Celine Antones

    Pati ba naman si mayor DUterte ay idadamay nyo pa, masyado talagang papansin si chiz at Poe. malaking kahihiyan talaga si poe at chiz,

  • Jelvie Marife

    Wag nga kayo gumawa ng istorya na hindi naman totoo, maninira ng tao talaga to si poe at chiz, idadamay nyo pa ang magaling na leader na katulad ni Duterte.,

  • Jeca Garcia

    Naku naman, maninira nanaman ang dalawang trayduran, chiz at poe wag na kayo umasa na matitibag nyo si mayor duterte. wala kayong panama sa magaling na leader na katulad niya.

  • Lyka Merana

    Grabe naman kung mag papansin si Chiz, lalo na to si Poe, nag kakampihan pa ang dalawa para siraan si mayor duterte. tsk tsk tsk! Tumigil nga kayo, Mabuting tao yan si mayor duterte.

  • Jasmin Gomen

    Halatang gumagawa nanaman ng issue sina poe at chiz, Sa tingin nyo ba ay magagawa nyong pabagsakin ang mabuting leader na si duterte. mahiya naman kayo, si duterte may sense kayong dalawa wala!,

  • Troy Ballaga

    parang tanga talaga to si chiz at poe akalain mo ba namang pag isipan si mayor duterte na sinabutahi sila? anung klaseng senator kayo!?

  • Manya Kesa

    chiz at poe alam naman naming di yan gagawain sainyo ni mayor duterte kasi my tiwala kami kay mayor duterte! pero mas mabuti na nga yan sainyo! kasi ang sasama ng ugali nyo! tae! kayo!

  • Odie Bulgar

    nako chiz escudero at poe mas mabuti nga yan sainyo! kasi makikiplastikan lang naman kayo sa davao! pero alam naman namin na walang alam si mayor duterte jan kasi mas may tiwala kami kay mayor duterte kesa sainyO!!!

  • Ames Bulwak

    siraulo talaga tong dalawang to si chiz at poe! sa tingin nyo magagawa kaya yon ni mayor duterte?? uyy! dili ha!! alam namin na sobrang bait ni mayor dutere hindi sya mangttraydor ng ibang tao

  • Rap Banlogo

    pakatatandaan nyo to sen escudero at sen,poe! patas kung lumaban si mayor duterte hindi nya magagawang mang traydor kaya sana naman POE at CHIZ wag kayong mag isip ng ganyan! ang kikitid ng mga utak nyo