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Roxas laying groundwork for LP victory in 2013

The election period has officially begun. Candidates have started rolling out various gimmicks to make their presence felt by the electorate though the campaign period is yet to kick in less than a month from now.

President Aquino has presented his administration’s senatorial lineup in a gathering in Cebu. This he did even as local politics in the province is in a mess with United Nationalist Alliance’s Gwen Garcia, Cebu governor, insisting on the injustice caused to her by her suspension from office by the Department of the Interior and Local Government.

Thanks to the Supreme Court’s ruling in Penera vs. Comelec, there is no longer any such thing as premature campaigning, and candidates are free to go on air or online to show their faces. Tune in to local television channels and you will have to bear seeing the faces of both UNA and Liberal Party “senatoriables.”

Now is the best time to remind the public that in a few days President Aquino and the rest of the LP will go on brandishing the administration’s imaginary accomplishments. Before that happens, the people should be reminded that we need not wait for an “infomercial” or an official campaign ad. Now is the time for voters to consider whether or not to elect the candidates endorsed by Mr. Aquino.

Even though the LP has not yet come out with its infomercial, it has taken a different course to destroy its rivals, such as the suspension of Cebu’s Governor Garcia, the filing of plunder charges against Pangasinan Gov. Amado Espino, and the rumored suspension order against Cagayan de Oro Mayor Vicente Emano. These are all being orchestrated by the DILG, which is headed by Secretary Mar Roxas.

It must be clear now why Roxas was appointed to the DILG. Aside from preparing him for the 2016 national elections, he himself is laying down the groundwork for his partymates to win in the 2013 elections.

—SUNNY STA. MARIA,

sunnystamaria@gmail.com


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