Jed Patrick Mabilog has always used the name of God, and the image of Christ Jesus, to project the image of a kind, honest and dedicated public servant.
On Holy Fridays, Mabilog carries a wooden cross during a procession in Bo. Obrero for a public demonstration of his love for Christ and his deep faith as a Roman Catholic.
Just last Dinagyang, he carried the image of the Sr. Sto. Nino during the fluvial parade.
And many more.
In his speech (which I didn’t get to hear) during Dinagyang, somebody told me that he mentioned God or quoted Bible passages at least 70% of the time.
Unfortunately, these public demonstrations of faith and obedience to God are artificial.
Mabilog is corrupt, if not the most corrupt among local chief executives who occupied the City Mayor’s Office in Iloilo City.
He is an inveterate liar.
Until now, he refuses to acknowledge that he was remiss, or negligent, in his duty to fight illegal drugs during his first six years in office when Odicta and company enjoyed brisk business.
He refuses to admit that many transactions he entered into are fraught with fraud and corruption.
How can he possibly convince us about his authenticity when he insists he has always been clean?

About Manuel "Boy" Mejorada
Manuel "Boy" Mejorada is a journalist and social media activist. A former Iloilo provincial administrator, he is now waging a crusade against corruption and narco-politics.

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