STO. Domingo, Nueva Ecija -- A seven-man investigating panel conducting an administrative hearing on two cases of alleged sex scandals at the town hall has found prima facie evidence to slap immorality raps against a municipal pest control worker who is tagged as one of two male characters supposedly involved in the said twin controversies.
Municipal pest control worker Alfie Flores, however, in two separate sworn affidavits dated Sept. 19 and 26 that were submitted to the panel, denied the charges of immorality that he was caught performing an indecent act with his immediate superior, municipal agriculturist Emelita Flores inside a comfort room of the municipal building on Feb. 27, 2018.
This developed as Atty. Jason Go, counsel of respondents Emelita Flores and municipal budget officer Carolina Santos, who were involved in the scandal, manifested that they be granted a formal hearing or proceeding wherein he can call out the complainant’s witnesses and question or cross-examine them to be able to know if they are telling the truth or not as per their issued sworn statements.
Municipal agriculturist Flores also said during the resumption of the fourth and final administrative hearing held at the audio-visual room of the town hall here last Friday afternoon, that they should be given due process. She vehemently denied the alleged sex scandal between her and Alfie.
“Hindi po totoong nangyari iyan. Gawa-gawa lang po ito ni Erlinda Matic. Tsismis na hindi naman po totoo. Gaano po kasakit itong ginawa niya sa amin, pati mga anak ko nadadamay,” said a sobbing Flores, referring to Matic, an administrative aide, who was embarrassed after allegedly catching the duo doing the sexual act when she opened the locked door of the comfort room using her own keys.
After the incident, Matic was sacked by then-dismissed Mayor Imee Llado-de Guzman, who told her to retract her statements about the sex scandal if she still would want to continue working at the town hall.
Santos, meanwhile, was accused of having an alleged “illicit” affair with a married man, former vice mayor and now incumbent town Councilor Policarpio Ca-tacutan Jr.
Santos earlier also denied the charges for being untrue, unfounded, malicious and mere hearsay. She said the complaint has no factual basis and that common knowledge cannot be used as a basis for a complaint as it can only be considered as a mere hearsay.
Mayor Greg G. Andres, chairman of the investigating body conducting the hearings said it will be up to the Sangguniang Bayan if they would want to file administrative charges against their colleague Catacutan.
He also warned the witnesses they will be facing perjury charges if found that they were lying under oath.