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Bawal ang abusado! Delos Santos may be expelled from Ang Probinsyano party-list

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By JOHN CARLO M. CAHINHINAN

Embattled Ang Probinsyano Party-list Rep. Alfred Delos Santos may face expulsion from his own entity if proven that he did committed abuse after punching a waiter in Legazpi City last July 7.

The organization’s spokesman Atty. Joco Sabio said the leadership of Ang Probinsyano Party-list that they “will not hesitate to suspend or even remove Congressman Delos Santos” if they establish that his antics against the service crew “was an unprovoked attack.”

“Definitely we will not tolerate any kind of abuse in our party,” said Sabio.

Sabio stressed that Delos Santos’ “actions and his decisions are his own and should not reflect on Ang Probinsyano as a party and as an organization.”

“I would like to make it very clear however that Rep. Delos Santos is our nominee but he is not the entire representation of the Ang Probinsyano Partylist,” said Sabio.

Sabio said the party leadership was indeed “disappointed with what happened” and they are not taking this unaccounted for.

“We are taking all the necessary steps to make sure that this will not happen again in the future,” said Sabio.

Delos Santos drew flak after he was caught punching 20-year old waiter Christian Kent Alejo while inside the Biggs Diner early morning of Sunday.

Alejo, an employee working for the said restaurant said he was just fixing placemats in front of Delos Santos’ table around 3:40 a.m. when the congressman told him he doesn’t like his manner and the approach being shown by the service crew.

“Nata maraoton ka makailing (Bakit ang sama mong makatingin),” de los Santos alleged words to Alejo based on his sworn statement.

Alejo said that after a short confrontation, Cong. Delos Santos suddenly threw his left fist towards his head which he partially eluded according to him.

Delos Santos’ fist apparently landed besides Alejo’s cap instead of a direct head hit towards the latter’s face.

Aside from criminal charges, an ethics may likely be filed against the neophyte solon at the opening the 18th Congress later this month.

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