Messages of support and encouragement filled the Facebook page of Walter A. Manglona, the Aging Office employee whose contract was purportedly not renewed because of his pro-impeachment sentiments and his support for a CNMI delegate candidate.
One Facebook user, Ed Propst, posted a photo of Manglona holding a girl and describing the program coordinator as a dedicated family man, kind caring, exceptionally gifted, and talented.
The post garnered at least 162 “likes” as of press time, and a number of Manglona's friends on the social networking website posted accolades and positive words such as “don't let them step on you,” “stand tall,” “hang in there,” and “you're doing a great job.”
Manglona, who has been with the agency helping the island's elderly for over a decade, earlier said that his source from the Office of Management and Budget told him that his name and that of a bus driver have been crossed out from the employee list and was sanctioned by Secretary Melvin Faisao of the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs.
This caused an uproar at the Aging Center Wednesday morning, with several man'amko yelling and screaming as they streamed inside director Rose Mondala's office to oppose the decision.
In a post yesterday, Manglona described as “funny” how Mondala “literally threw me under the bus” by saying that he was using the man'amko's Christmas CD project as leverage to keep his job.
“I had done so many things with no praise from this administration. How is making money for the man'amko a bad thing? I am not getting a single dime from this,” he said.
Manglona emphasized that music is part of the Aging Program State Plan, contradicting Mondala's earlier statement
“I am not a dramatic kind of guy. I hope we can continue working for our clients. Please keep politics out. Judge me by my work ethics, workload and performance and not what is written on my Facebook wall,” added Manglona.
Manglona's recent post said he is working on the Christmas album of the congregates at the Aging Center and that all proceeds will help support the senior citizens. “I am not a dramatic kind of guy. I hope we can continue working together for our clients. Please keep politics out. Judge me by my work ethics, workload and performance and not what is written on my facebook wall.above my job description for a salary not even worth mentioning. I never forced anyone to back me up. The man amko's knows what I have done for them. They appreciate it. Apparently, my director and whoever else is above her are trying to make me look bad to the public because of stupid political Facebook posts. I am not a dramatic kind of guy. I hope we can continue working together for our clients. Please keep politics out. Judge me by my work ethics, workload and performance and not what is written on my Facebook wall. My Director said music is not part of the Aging Program State Plan. News flash Ms. Rose DLG. Mondala, it is!!!!!! Read it.”