CITY Councilor Edgar Cabanlas demands a lifestyle check on Cagayan de Oro first District Representative Jose Benjamin Benaldo.
This, after a report circulated that Benaldo has been traveling outside the country 11 times in two years since he was elected as first district representative of Cagayan de Oro City.
must submit himself for a lifestyle check so people will know why he can afford such expensive trips and lifestyle," Cabanlas said on Tuesday during the regular session of the City Council.
Cabanlas said Benaldo
must minimize his travels and nightlife activities as it will only give a negative impression on him, being a public servant.
Cabanlas added that as a public servant, Benaldo
must sympathize with his people and should have not enjoyed somewhere while his constituents were in distress.
Reports said Benaldo
is allegedly often seen in bars and posh restaurants dating someone.
"I would like to believe that Benaldo
is not yet mature in politics as he
is very busy in other things rather than taking care of his
In a phone interview, Benaldo
would rather not comment on the issue.