Guv files P7M libel suit
vs. Pulupandan mayor
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. has filed a libel complaint against Pulupandan Mayor Magdaleno Peña before the Office of the City Prosecutor of Escalante City, and is asking that he pay P7 million in damages and other fees.
Marañon is demanding that Peña pay P2 million in moral damages, P2 million in exemplary damage, P1 million in compensatory damages, P1 million for litigation and necessary expenses, and attorney's fees of not less than P1 million.
In the affidavit-complaint filed April 3, a copy of which was furnished the DAILY STAR yesterday, Marañon said Peña, a relative and chief campaigner of Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez Jr. who is running against him for governor, has continually, relentlessly and publicly used the print and broadcast media to maliciously impute a crime, a vice or defect to discredit him.