TACLOBAN CITY- One of the country’s biggest socio-civic organizations has expressed its support and commitment to the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.
In so doing, they are rejecting the calls by some sectors for the President be impeached from office, said Louie Ceniza, national president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Ceniza was in the city last March 17 to led the induction of the new officials and members of the organization’s chapter in Tacloban known as “SirakWaraynon” Eagles Club held at the Leyte Park Hotel.
Among those inducted were Leyte Samar Daily Express publisher Dalmacio “Massey” Grafil and lawyer Leo Giron, president of the city chapter.
“We have supported the President when he ran for office and we still continue to support him and we believe that the impeachment being pushed will not prosper,” Ceniza said.
Ceniza said that their organization with about 300,000 members across the country, supported the presidential bid of Mr. Duterte who was then the mayor of Davao City.
Mr. Duterte, who assumed the post on June 30,2016, is facing an impeachment complaint at the House of Representatives largely due to his controversial anti-drug war campaign.
Incidentally, some members of the organization also supported the vice presidential bid of Leni Robredo, herself facing a possible impeachment complaint.
Meanwhile, Ceniza said that he is happy that finally, after 38 years in existence in the country, they have now a chapter in Tacloban City.
At present, there are 30 members of its chapter in the city.
The Fraternal Order of Eagles is the first born fraternal socio- civic organization in the country wherein its members, addressed as “kuya” and “ate,” belong to various field of professions.
Ceniza said that when super typhoon ‘Yolanda’ pummeled Tacloban City on 2013, their group extended assistance to the victims.
He said that their group would continue to provide assistance to those who are in need.