Libel raps vs. CDO City Mayor Moreno

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By CRIS DIAZ, Executive Editor
May 23, 2020

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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: City Mayor Oscar Moreno faces libel for accusing a woman by telling President Duterte about the mayor’s inefficiency in handling the COVID-19 issue here.
    Leona Cabagnot, a tourism consultant of the province of Misamis Oriental, said she, her family and children suffered sleepless nights and anxiety because of Moreno’s accusation.
    Two weeks ago, Moreno accused Cabagnot of reporting to President Duterte by calling “8888,” a telephone line directly connected with Malacañang about Moreno’s alleged mishandling of the COVID-19 issue in the city.
    In a press conference, Moreno identified Cabagnot as the woman from Jasaan, who was one of the people engaged in the demolition job against him.
    Cabagnot denied the accusation and libeled Moreno in a case filed with the city fiscal’s office here.
    Malacañang installed an open line “8888” telephone number to allow anyone to file complaint with any government official perceived to be corrupt and derelict in the performance of their office.


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