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The Negros Chronicle is a weekly publication published in Negros Oriental province, Philippines, vigilantly featuring the latest news updates around Dumaguete City and Negros Oriental since 1973.
 
 
  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.  
 
 
  SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 EDITION  
   
   

 
      DOH anti-polio event politicized    


KABAN NG BAYAN?

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 the administration.

Attendance to the event was reported to be compulsory for provincial government employees and health workers even if it was a holiday...
 
   
     
 
       
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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 and able.

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.
 
   
   


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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.
 
   
   


         
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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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