Tuesday, March 27, 2007

The Iloilo City Opposition Slate

Here is the final opposition slate in Iloilo City:

For Congressman ..... former Mayor Mansueto "Mansing" Malabor
For Mayor ................ former Councilor Joshua Alim
For Vice Mayor ....... former Councilor Linda Liberiaga
For Councilor:

1. Bert Liberiaga
2. Perla Zulueta
3. Victor Facultad
4. Rolando Dabao
5. Dan Cartagena
6. Boyet Rentoy
7. Joseph Nava
8. Nardy Villanueva
9. Johnny Young
10. Lex Tupas
11. Felix Muchada
12. Florencio Yap

Reports say that the opposition will file their certificates of candidacy on March 29, the last day of filing. Among the notables in the slate are Lex Tupas (son of Governor Niel Tupas), Bert Liberiaga (the husband of vice mayoralty bet Linda Liberiaga), Perla Zulueta (a local mediaperson and incumbent Councilor), Rolando Dabao (likewise a former Councilor and a close relative of actor Ricky Davao) and Victor Facultad (the city's former Vice Mayor and adopted son of the late Iloilo kingpin Nanding Lopez).

It seems that Ma'am Linda, who earlier declared her intention to contest the city's lone congressional seat, has given up on her quest and saw fit to just slide down to Vice Mayor citing that the campaign funding support promised by Mark Jimenez had not arrived. It also seems that Drilon's boy for Congress, Benjie Gengos, has been left out in the cold. Although isolated from the Malabor group, Atty. Gengos is insisting that he is the "anointed one" and refuses to give in to Malabor. Senator Drilon, who is reportedly on a trip abroad, should return posthaste to settle this issue once and for all. It does not look good to see the local opposition bickering over the "spoils" even before the egg is hatched.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am writing to let you know that it's high time Winston Garcia is
fired from the GSIS for running the pension fund, a service agency, to
the ground with his Gestapo-like tactics in implementing the failed
eCard program. You may think he is no Gestapo, but he acts like one
because of the deleterious effects of its implemention.

He is ruining people's lives since pensioners are not getting the
money the government owes them in a timely fashion. The GSIS, which is
tasked to promote the well being of pensioners through the state
pension fund, is doing exactly the opposite -- and to do it to the
pensioners in their twilight years is plain and simple criminal if not
immoral.

Attached is a blog devoted to this issue. It started with the
untimigated disaster that occurred in New York City last March 9. THE
TOTAL MELTDOWN WAS WITNESSED BY A NUMBER OF AMERICANS WANTING TO
INVEST IN THE PHILIPPINES AND ARE NOW HAVING SERIOUS DOUBTS.

If this could happen to pensioners in the U.S., how much horror must
their local counterparts be experiencing? I did some research on the
Internet, and I have had enough of Garcia's lame excuses. He is
destroying people's lives, and IT IS TIME FOR GARCIA TO GO.

Attached is a blog devoted to GSIS incomptence. Please share with as
many people as you can until Garcia resigns.
http://pierceram2.blogspot.com/

Please pass this on to as many people as you can to create a
groundswell for his exit from the GSIS. Pressure must be brought to
bear upon Macapagal Arroyo to make her realize that it will be
politically expensive for her to keep supporting Garcia.

Lastly, please expose his efforts to pay media hacks in legitimate
outlets to puff up his image. I kow there is money involved -- there
must be, knowing how the Philippine media operate -- for some
columnists to sing his hosannas.