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Lapu-lapu SK chair, councilor under investigation for forgery

The Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) chair who gave the go signal for the controversial Pride Lane in Barangay Lapu-lapu, Agdao District is in hot water.

In a complaint filed before the City Council, five Lapu-lapu SK councilors are demanding for the ouster of SK chair Paolo Dominic Rodriguez and SK councilor Nestorio Rosellosa for various offenses, including forgery.

Lapu-lapu youth councilors Jason Robles, Maria Cielo Canales, John Carlo Gumaod, Ronalyn Apostadero, and Waynes Aarone Paccholo Ras sought the help of SK Federation-Davao City President and City Councilor Jaffar Marohomsalic.

The City Council on Tuesday gave the approval to Marohomsalic and his youth committee to look into the complaint.

“We demand for their ouster from their position and they should face the consequence of their wrongdoings,” the complainants said in a petition.

The complainants said they did not have any formal session for months now.

They accused Rodriguez of appointing a treasurer and a secretary even without the information and approval of the body.

“Worst, one of the appointed is his second-degree cousin,” the letter said.

They also lambasted Rodriguez for faking documents as he and his cohort allegedly fabricated signatures of the other youth councilors.

Rodriguez and Rosellosa allegedly conspired in forging the signature of other SK Council members in their Annual Barangay Youth Investment Plan (ABYIP) that was already submitted to the Department of Interior and Local Government without the knowledge of the complainants.

Other than the ABYIP, the two officials also allegedly forged the signature of the councilors in the program design and resolutions.

In a phone interview, one of the complainants who refused to be named told Times that because of the inactive sessions, Rodriguez would pursue activities without the knowledge of the other council members.

Among the activities that were pursued without the approval of the body is the controversial LGBT Pride Lane in the said barangay, which was later removed after the project was questioned by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the City Transport and Traffic Management Office (CTTMO).

Times tried to get Rodriguez’s side of the story but he refused to comment.


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