SP grants 15-day extension to Mayor Balintona

SARRAT, Ilocos Norte (Dec. 20)– Sarrat Mayor Edito Balintona was granted by the Sanggunian Panlalawigan a15-day extension to file his answer to the administrative complaint filed by Mrs. Cariño.
Atty. Juan Conrado Respicio II, Sangguniang Panlalawigan member and chairman on committee on laws, said that they have granted the petition of Mayor Balintona for a 15-day extension but added that no more extension will be granted in the future.
He said that they will determine evidence if there is sufficient ground to issue preventive suspension against the mayor.
Balintona was administratively charged with negligence, among others, before the Provincial Board in connection with the death of Barangay chairman Cariño several months ago.
The suspects in the shooting incident were alleged bodyguards of the mayor.