Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte Denies Prohibiting Marcos-Sara Event in Memorial Circle
Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte denied that they are blocking the event of Bongbong Marcos-Sara Duterte event to be held in QC Memorial Circle.
Anakalusugan Rep. Mike Defensor’s chief of staff, Atty. Ari Ancheta claimed that the QC government allegedly denied their request to use the Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC). Aside from QMC, they were also turned down for the usage of Aurora Square, which is larger and more open.
Ancheta said he went to the QMC leadership on November 25 to submit a letter requesting the use of Aurora Park from December 6 to 9. He was apparently assured, however, that they would only receive a text message the next day informing them of the “superiors'” decision.
“Binigay po namin ‘yung ano (letter request) tinatakan niya. Tapos nag-offer po kami kung puwede na kaming magbigay ng reservation fee kaso lang nung nabasa niya po yata ‘yung letter head, kasi ‘yung letter head ni Cong. Mike (Defensor) nung nabasa niya sabi niya sa amin ay iaakyat ko pa ‘to sa superiors ko,” said Ancheta.
Ancheta said she received a text message on Nov. 26 informing her that Aurora Park was completely booked for the month of December. They assumed that the local administration was fabricating rumors to prevent them from holding an event in the city since the mayor is a liberal.
Mayor Joy Belmonte of Quezon City, on the other hand, denied that the event of Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio at Quezon City was obstructed. It was dubbed “political theatrics” by Belmonte.
“Ang tanong ko nga e, nasaan ang letter na ni-reject ko ang iyong hiling na gamitin ang activity center?” He took to social media to accuse us of having rejected the proposed rally for former Sen. Bongbong Marcos and Mayor Sara-Duterte, which is not the truth,” she said, reffering to Defensor.
“Ang hiningi nila is to culminate their ceremony inside the activity area of the Quezon Memorial Circle. There are many activity areas, and the one that is the biggest, the newest and the nicest is in fact what we offered to him,” Belmonte added.
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