MANILA - Saddened by the decision of the Office of the Ombudsman finding him guilty for various anomalies, Quezon City 2nd District Councilor Roderick Paulate took to Instagram to tell his followers that "the truth will prevail."
"Nakakalungkot nga kasi minsan oa ang news," Paulate claimed in his comment posted on one of his photos on his personal account. "Hindi naman ito malaki, sobrang pinalalaki lang ng mga nasa likod nito ang kasinungalingan ito."
"Sad to say, maraming humusga na kahit hindi nila naiintindihan ang nangyayari sa akin. Tinaon nila sa election period na. Basta, truth will prevail. God is just! He knows the truth," he added.
On Wednesday, Paulate and 1st District Rep. Francisco Calalay Jr. were found guilty of falsification of official documents, serious dishonesty, conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service, and grave misconduct for allegedly hiring ghost employees.
The two, as well as liaison officers Flordeliza Alvarez and Vicente Bajamunde, were meted the following penalties: perpetual disqualification from public office, cancellation of eligibility, and forfeiture of retirement benefits.
(FULL STORY: Roderick Paulate, et al guilty of falsification over 'ghost employees')
Last October, Paulate filed his certificate of candidacy for the May 9 polls, seeking reelection as Quezon City 2nd District Councilor.