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How would you describe an anti-polio launching in a polio-free province with top cabudols of politics
pleasantly posing for photos, with poor babies and their mothers? It’s so… vote-gettingNotice the quick
photographer at right. Save the Pope, he is not running for public office.
Liberal Party presidential standard bearer
Mar Roxas and reelectionist Senate Pres.
Franklin Drilon together with the entire LP
members of Negros Oriental graced Friday’s
launching of the anti-polio vaccine for infants at
the provincial convention center.
Impartial observers commented that the mammoth gathering of over 2,000 resembled more of a
campaign sortie than the name of the event suggested.
Several members of the opposition, some cause
oriented groups and the academe expressed alarm at
the propensity of national agencies to use government
resources and personnel to promote the candidates of
Attendance to the event was reported to be compulsory
for provincial government employees and
health workers even if it was a holiday...
It is typically Filipino: if you want somebody to
run for office they will refuse at first, pakiput
(playing hard-to-get) then those who should not
run, keep on pushing to run. It’s crazy and hypocritical
if not nonsensical. Leave it to the willing
Leni knows she is not Jessie. Okey?
If Leni Robredo doesn’t want to run, then why
force her? She can only use this reluctance in the future
to blame those who “forced” her to run, if she
accepts and fails. As a lawyer, she also knows she
will be manipulated later on. Leave Leni alone if she
doesn’t want to run, respect her naman. She knows
her own limitations —— and her pushers don’t.
Just as Grace knows she is not Fernando. And
she can’t do a Fernando as an action star. She is
mahinhin (demure). But believe me, our long-shot
guess still stands, at the worse scenario, —PNOY
WILL RUN AS ROXAS’ VICE PRESIDENT!
On Poe’s blood issue: Comes now the second
former chief justice (Renato Puno) to say that the
Supreme Court has the final say on Poe’s blood issue
whether or not she is natural-born. This is regardless
of what the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) says. Everything
is always subject to review by the Supreme Court.
Friday’s relaunch of the antipolio
vaccine campaign in a province
where polio is no longer a threat, has demonstrated how government can
justifiably spend millions of public funds
to create an event that will be used by
politicians in government to also launch
their candidacies and at the same time
escape COA audit’s scrutiny. Done nationwide
by all departments, this gimmick
can run to billions of pesos which their
political rivals cannot match. This is unfair,
and might be counter productive.
The playing field is not level here.
As a result, people might not like this
undue advantage set by government to
help administration candidates promote
their candidacies – medical missions included.
But even if the Philippines has a high literacy rate, we can still be the worst
illiterates when it comes to vote-buying
and politicizing those public events. We
know that those candidates will feel good
using public funds for their promotions.
This has reference to the editorial on your
paper’s September 20, 2015 issue, which at
tributed a statement to the undersigned that
went: “Dagoy says that while she has no problem
winning this elections…”
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