Mayor Richard “Goma” Gomez legal counsel warns CIDG officer: ‘Put up or shut up! We will see you in court!’

So to those who are desperately trying to destroy their reputation you have been warned! Put up or shut up! We will see you in court!

This is the warning issued by the legal counsel of Mayor Richard Gomez of Ormoc City who has been tagged as among those involved in the ‘drug group’ of the Kerwin Espinosa.

Here’s the full text of the statement issued by Atty. Alex Avisado, legal counsel 0f Mayor Richard Gomez of Ormoc City, Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez and Matt Torres…

Mayor Richard “Goma” Gomez, Cong. Lucy Torres Gomez and Board Member Matt Torres have always been against drugs. They are advocates of a clean, active and healthy lifestyle. They have not and and will never get involved in drugs. They were resoundingly elected by the people of Ormoc and the 4th District of Leyte based on their solid anti-drug campaign.

So to those who are desperately trying to destroy their reputation you have been warned! Put up or shut up! We will see you in court!

Pls take note that Mayor Richard Gomez and Congw. Lucy Torres Gomez are now in London representing the Philippines in the World Travel Mart 2016.

Gomez’s name was dragged into the illegal drug trade when Sen. Vicente Sotto III asked  Chief Insp. Leo Laraga of CIDG Region 8 to clarify why they had to apply for the search warrants against Mayor Espinosa in Basey, Samar and not in Leyte.

Laraga said they had to secure the search warrants from the nearby province (Samar) because most of the courts in the Leyte province were controlled by local politicians and police officials.

In the beginning, Chief Insp. Laraga refused to give names but due to the insistence of Sen. Sotto, Laraga caved in.

Sotto: “Sino sino ‘yung mga iniiwasan sa Leyte? Para maintindihan anong compelling reason para kumuha ng search warrant sa Samar?”

Laraga: “OK, your honor. Allegedly ‘yung vice mayor ng Baybay City, governor ng Leyte, mayor ng Ormoc City and congressman of third district of Leyte so all of those courts that can be applied ay under po nung mga politicians.”

Laraga identified the following officials as Baybay Vice Mayor Mike Cari, Leyte Rep. Vicente “Ching” Veloso, a former appellate justice, Leyte Governor Leopoldo Petilla, and Ormoc City Mayor and actor Richard Gomez. Read the full article here.

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