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Mamac denies getting ‘intelligence funds’ from Casino Filipino

ANGELES CITY — Re-electionist Barangay Balibago Chairman Rodelio “Tony” Mamac on Friday denied accusations hurled against him for allegedly receiving shares from Casino Filipino being utilized as “intelligence funds.”

In a forum attended by Pampanga Press Club members, Mamac confirmed that his administration never asked for nor collected shares from business establishments in his barangay, particularly Casino Filipino.

To confirm such allegations, the barangay chair sent a letter to Casino Filipino inquiring about such “shares” being collected for Balibago. In his letter, he also asked for a list of shares, if there were any, to be handed to his barangay.

As of press time, Mamac is still awaiting the reply of Casino Filipino to clear up the allegations hurled against him by his rival, former Angeles City Councilor Joseph Ponce.

Records showed that Balibago, as the central business district of Angeles City, now has over 27,00 registered business establishments.

Never po tayo humingi at nagpalibre sa mga business establishments na meron kami sa Balibago,” Mamac stressed.

Mamac is seeking a re-election bid and is running against Ponce, who vowed changes in Balibago.

Balibago, according to Mamac, has 18,000 plus registered voters, and the turnout in the last poll was pegged at 60 to 68 percent.

The barangay chair also reported that Balibago now has a 65-percent wifi access point area and vowed to complete it once given a fresh mandate come the October 2023 barangay polls.