Acosta Comment Irks Emano

Mayor Vicente Emano was not pleased at what Bukidnon ex-Congressman Neric Acosta did when he recently became a spokesperson for a particular forum.

According to Emano, he was really wondering why he was the only one being picked upon by Acosta with critical comments and never his counterpart in Iligan when in fact the circumstances and issues between the two (2) cities are similar in terms of the Sendong event.

In a forum held at the Xavier University, Acosta ‘accosted’ Emano and ex-Mayor Constantino Jaraula about their in-action regarding the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ (DENR) warning about particular danger zones in the city.

“I’m wondering, why am I the only one he is attacking when all circumstances and issues between Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City are the same,” the mayor said.

Mayor Emano further said that, during the recent visit of President Benigno Aquino III in the city, Acosta approached him (VYE) but he did not get what he said because of the noise during the occasion.

It is known that Acosta and Iligan City Mayor Lawrence Cruz are both members of the current (Aquino) Administration’s Liberal party.

Acosta is presently the appointed Presidential Adviser on Environment and the General Manager of the Laguna Lake Developoment Authority (LLDA).