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Gov. Edgar Chatto keeps his cool and remains unaffected by the tirade of his challenger, as it also shows that the people’s support for the incumbent governor remains unscathed and solid.
The governor has not himself heard the harsh statements of Mayor Conchita Toribio-delos Reyes, anyway. He said he just heard about it over radio reports and read it in the newspapers.
However, Chatto prefers not to comment about the threats on his supporters expressed by Delos Reyes in her public statement.
The governor explained that the one who issued the statement must be responsible of his or her statement, because anyone is free to express whatever he or she wants to in a democratic country as long as it doesn’t cross the rights of others.
“Ato ning tubagon sa simple. Mga butang nga gibungat sa laing mga tawo, labi na sa mga nagpapili ug labi na gyud sa nag-atbang nato. Dili ko gusto mo-komentaryo kay iya nang gibungat. She should take full responsibility of her statements kay sa atong kabahin, ug naay gibungat ang usa ka tawo, reflection pod na sa character sa usa ka tawo. But one thing is you are free to express what you want to say--anyone of us--for as long as dili na mobangga sa katungod sa uban,” Chatto explained.
The governor issued the statement during the weekly radio program, Kita ug ang Gobernador, when asked for a reaction about the tirade of his challenger.
In consonance with the law, Chatto pointed out that one’s “rights will end where the rights of others would begin.
“The moment you cross the boundary in the rights of others, then you will take full responsibility of your statements whether your statements resulted into coercion, whether or not it resulted into pagpakauwaw sa uban, whether or not ang imong statements hing-resulta into damaging other people, that is your responsibility,” Chatto pointed out.
The governor also assured and ensured the Boholanos that the culture of violence has no room in Bohol.
He also explained that the culture of violence can be expressed in speech or in action.
“No one should insinuate that that will be tolerated especially the culture of violence. Kining kultura gud nga violence mogawas man gud ni dili lang sa binuhatan kun dili apil sa atong sinultihan. Apil sa sinultihan labi na gyud og napadangat sa public statements nga gagamit ka og public address system ug labi na gyud kung gipadangat sa media. So the culture of violence has no room in the province of Bohol and that I would like to emphasize and we will assure the Boholano public that we will enforce, to the fullest extent of the law, the rules in our province and of our country dinhi sa atong lalawigan, to protect rights of people,” Chatto pointed out.