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Apr. 15, 19 | 4:11 pm

Actor and Ormoc City mayor Richard Gomez received some criticisms after he posted a photo of him and wife congresswoman Lucy Torres during one of their campaign sorties.

As seen in the photo dated April 14, the couple were walking down a road which Gomez claimed was built by his wife.

During one of our campaign sorties Lucy and I stepped out of our car to check one of the roads that Lucy built,” he wrote on Instagram.

“We took our time to look at the beautiful views and smell the fresh air of our province while walking the newly cemented road,” he added.

However, netizens were not pleased with Gomez claiming that it was Torres who built the road without even acknowledging taxpayer who were the ones who truly paid for its construction.

“Should have been written as ‘road built with the supervision of Lucy using people’s tax money’ for those people who have narrow minds,” one netizen wrote.

“Mayor, initiatives po ni Ma’am Lucy ang pagpapagawa ng kalsada… pero at the end of the day, taxpayers or taongbayan pa din ang gumastos,” another one said.

Gomez then explained his aside saying that the road project is with the supervision of the Department of Public Works and Highways, nut it was Torres who initiated it.

“Supervision is with the DPWH. Initiative is with Lucy to have the roads built,” Gomez said.

He said that it is a fact that roads cannot be constructed with the taxpayers’ money, but someone has to initiate the project and that is what Torres did.

“Of course. Pero kapag tamad ang congressman mo konti lang ang magagawa na kalsada sa lugar [n’yo],” he said.

Gomez is running in the upcoming May midterm elections wherein he is seeking another terms as mayor of Ormoc City.


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