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No time for priority concerns because of campaign

/ 10:19 PM April 16, 2013

Is it just me who thinks President Aquino is excessively campaigning for his Team PNoy candidates? I mean I understand that he wants them to win, but he seems to be at almost every Team PNoy rally anywhere in the country, just to root for his candidates. Doesn’t the President have anything more important to do other than be a campaigner? It’s not like he is running for office because he has already been elected president and he can no longer run for reelection in 2016.

I see problems—at the Bureau of Customs, the Department of Agrarian Reform, the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Department of Social Welfare and Development, the Bureau of Corrections, regarding Sabah, with China, the list goes on. In education, a UP student commits suicide for failing to pay her tuition. With all these problems, how could the President afford to campaign for his Team PNoy everywhere, yet he doesn’t have time to the starving victims of Typhoon “Pablo.” Yes, he visited them immediately after the devastation, but he hasn’t gone back there since, even if only to see how the rehabilitation efforts are coming along. Does he care about their situation?

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There are more important and urgent matters that the President has to attend to with priority. I’m pretty sure that getting Team PNoy candidates elected in the May 13 elections is not one of them—but this we can only wish.

—ANDRE MATHERS,

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