Aurora mayor, vice mayor defy suspension order

from Philippine Star (by Manny Galvez)

Tension reigns in this sleepy town as its mayor and vice mayor continue to defy the suspension order which Gov. Bellaflor Angara-Castillo slapped on them late last month on charges of gross misconduct and grave abuse of authority.

Additional policemen have been deployed here to prevent confrontation between the followers of embattled Mayor Marilyn Marquez and Vice Mayor Virgie Callejo and the supporters of acting Mayor Harvey Tubera.

Superintendent Teodoro Saclolo, provincial police director, sent 60 policemen last week to secure the municipal compound to avert violence between the camps of Marquez and Vallejo, who are still occupying their respective offices, and Tubera, who holds office at the session hall.

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