Cagayan Governor Mamba released from House detention
Cagayan Governor Mamba released from House detention
Cagayan Governor Mamba released from House detention
by Ellicia Del Mundo25 August 2023
Photo courtesy: Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba Facebook page

Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba was released from the House of Representatives detention on Thursday, August 24 after he apologized for his repeated non-attendance in a congressional hearing.

According to Congressman Joseph ‘Jojo Pulsar’ Lasam Lara, the lower house ordered the release of Mamba after he expressed regret for his action through a statement of taking.

“I regret resulting misunderstanding and apologize to the House of Representatives and to the members of the Joint Committees if my actions have offended them,” he said in the statement of undertaking.

"I hereby commit to refrain from making offensive utterances against the House of Representatives as an institution, including its Committees and its Members, relative to the hearings on House Resolution Nos. 145 and 146," Mamba added.

The Cagayan governor also pledged that he will cooperate in the next congressional inquiry.

Mamba likewise said he would withdraw the pending petition he filed before the Supreme Court upon his release and the lifting of his contempt and detention orders.

On Thursday morning, he voluntarily surrendered himself to the House of Representatives after he was cited in contempt.

The House Committees on Public Accounts and on Suffrage and Electoral Reforms cited Mamba for contempt due to his failure to attend the hearing on the alleged illegal expenditures of the Cagayan provincial government during the campaign period in 2022 and his refusal to issue travel authorities to the Cagayan provincial government officials to attend the hearings.

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