Dauis Mayor Merriam Sumaylo debunked a report indicating that authorities raided her home two days ago in Barangay Tabalong while the town executive was allegedly missing as she surrendered to higher officials.
According to Sumaylo, the said report was likely fabricated by political rivals as she was out of town for official matters on the day of the alleged raid.
The mayor was surprised when people were sending her messages informing her that authorities raided her home while she was away Monday, July 11, 2016.
Even Dauis government employees were in disbelief when the report spread as most knew her whereabouts, she said.
The Dauis police had also confirmedÂ that there was no raid conducted on the house of Sumaylo during that day and if there was such an operation, the local authorities would have known.
Sumaylo said that she is not involved in illegal drug activities and that there are no reasons for authorities to go after her for the said crime.
As some factions have also questioned Sumayloâ€™s wealth while she is currently in public office, the mayor said that the income came from a lending company she owns.
The mayor appealed to those who started the rumor to verify information first before spreading them as facts. (with reports from Allen Doydora)