The immediate relief of Don Salvador Benedicto Election Officer Mary Ann Davila, which is being sought by mayoral candidate Jose Max Ortiz, got a boost from a town resident, who accused her of alleged conduct unbecoming of a public officer, conduct prejudicial to the best interest of public service, and usurpation of authority or official functions.
A certain Rene Valiao of Purok Kulasi, Brgy. Kumaliskis, Don Salvador Benedicto, in a complaint-affidavit furnished to the DAILY STAR, said Davila refused to accept their application for transfer of registration from Bacolod City to Don Salvador Benedicto on October 30.
Valiao said he has been residing every weekend, and two days on workdays at Purok Kulasi, Brgy. Kumaliskis, Don Salvador Benedicto, to attend to the needs of town residents, that was assigned to him by Ortiz.
He claimed that Davila never gave him the courtesy of an interview, and did not even bother to ask him and his companions, Vincent Bachoco, Jupiter Urbanozo, Marlon Perio, Edwin Subiate and Ardy Tarrosa about their proposed transfer of residence.*GPB