A video showing an alleged harassment perpetrated by the companion of a local Liberal Party mayoralty candidate has been doing the rounds online.
In a Facebook post shared 1012 times as of Friday morning, a concerned citizen, published the video to expose the arrogant behavior of our politicians who uses the power of gun, gold and goons to win elections.
In the post, the concerned netizen wrote the caption in the Cebuano dialect to give us a clue what happened in the video which was abruptly shortened towards the end when the alleged harassment took place.
Mao ni sya ang video sa pagpangHaras sa bando sa L.P kung ” LIMBONG PATAY “Parties sa BALIGUIAN. ( This is video of harassment committed by LP (Cheat Kill) in Baliguian.)
The netizen identified the man in yellow vest, the trademark color of the Liberal Party of the President, as Gani Esmali running for Mayor in Baliguian Zamboanga del Norte (former Mayor and incumbent Vice Mayor).
The netizens who were mostly from Zamboanga del Norte strongly condemned the harassment while heaping praise on the video publisher for having the guts to take a video despite the presence of armed goons.
One netizen suggested that the incident is brought to the attention of the COMELEC for possible violation of the existing gun ban during the election period.
While another netizen suggested to report the incident to the military if the perpetrator is an enlisted military personnel.
The video first surfaced in the Facebook group named “DIPOLOGNON” a portal for the residents of Dipolog.
Meanwhile, according to Google, Baliguian is a third class municipality with a land area of 439.26 square kilometers. It borders the town of Gutalac on the north, the town of Siocon on the south, the town of Ipil on the east, and the Sulu Sea on the west.
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