No sacred cows in probe findings on Espino, BTAO dispute: Albee

Job order worker Abner Salvallon and Councilor Al Victor Espino (right)*

There will be no sacred cows in the police findings on the row between Councilor Al Victor Espino and the Bacolod City Traffic Authority (BTAO) personnel, Bacolod Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez said on Monday, October 30.

The mayor had earlier asked Col. Noel Aliño, Bacolod police director, to investigate the complaint of BTAO job order worker Abner Salvallon that Espino had allegedly threatened him with a gun at the traffic authority office on October 18.

The incident was witnessed by are BTAO head Maj. Junjie Liba and two witnesses, Salvallon said.

Espino who denied threatening the JO worker, in turn has called for a Sangguniang Panlungsod probe into alleged corruption within the BTAO.

“Whatever the investigation leads to that is the course of action that I will take…there will be no sacred cows, “ Benitez said.

On the request of Aliño for the transfer of the BTAO out of the Bacolod City Police Office compound, Benitez said “we are considering it”.

The mayor did not say what his decision will be on the request for the transfer of the BTAO.*

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