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Ang Probinsyano still mum on possible sanctions vs Delos Santos

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By JOHN CARLO M. CAHINHINAN

It seems that the pronouncement of leadership of Ang Probinsyano Party-list to sanction its controversial first nominee Rep. Alfred Delos Santos is only for show.

Ang Probinsyano group has yet to release the result of its internal investigation following the July 7 incident wherein Delos Santos was caught punching a service crew of Biggs Dinner in Legazpi City.

The party-list group through their spokesperson, Atty. Joco Sabio earlier said that they “will not hesitate to suspend or even remove” Delos Santos and “will not tolerate any kind of abuse.”

Delos Santos drew flak after a CCTV footage showing him punching 20-year old waiter Christian Kent Alejo while inside the Biggs Diner went viral on various social media platform.

Alejo, an employee working for the restaurant, said he was just fixing placemats in front of Delos Santos’ table when the lawmaker told him he doesn’t like his behavior.

The victim said that after a short confrontation, Delos Santos suddenly threw his left fist towards his head but he managed to avoid the punch.

Four days after the incident, the embattled neophyte congressman was forced to issue a public apology during a radio interview, adding that he is willing to accept any sanctions that will be imposed to him by his own entity, pending its internal investigation.

But with almost a month after the incident, the party-list group which was endorsed by Kapamilya Actor Coco Martin and Sen. Grace Poe has yet to to release the result of its internal investigation.

Delos Santos even voted in favor of House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano during the opening of the 18th Congress last July 22.

De los Santos is reportedly a confidante of House Committee on Ways and Means chair Joey Salceda (Albay).

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