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Gacal to Balleque: Stop spreading disinformation

General Santos City City Administrator Franklin Gacal on Sunday told opposition broadcaster-turned politiko City Councilor Froebel Kan Balleque to stop spreading disinformation and black propaganda against the administration of Mayor Lorelie Pacquiao.

Gacal made the call as he demanded Balleque to issue a public apology over his supposed baseless comments about the “poor fiscal management” by Pacquiao.

On Saturday, Balleque clarified that he was just asking for the status of the city’s financial housekeeping measures, as he noted that the city was not included in the news of the DILG’s 2023 Good Financial Housekeeping Passers list.

“He’s not asking questions to get to the truth. He puts forth statements in the form of questions to spread disinformation and black propaganda. He’s just JAQING OFF – not to give birth to truth, but to spray seeds of doubt into the heads of the uninformed through suggestion and innuendo,” Gacal said.

According to urbandictionary.com, JAQing off is a way of attempting to make wild accusations acceptable by framing them as questions rather than statements.

“My advice: Apologize for your false, erroneous and baseless claim that Gensan was not in the Good Financial Housekeeping Passers list and stop JAQing off on air,” Gacal said.

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