Whoever wrote the script for the assassination “drama” may have stayed in the hills too long to appreciate the realities and present-day dynamics of
I have it from a good source that political opponents of the Gonzalezes are again concocting a desperate, last-ditch stratagem to win the elections. The plan basically involves announcing on the eve of the elections (thru text messages and local radio) that Secretary Gonzalez has collapsed, brought to the hospital and died. Another variation of the “script” involves Secretary Gonzalez withdrawing his candidacy for mayor (due to health reasons) in favour of Undersecretary Larry Jamora or his wife, Dra. Pacita Gonzalez. The supposed “announcement” will be made on the eve of May 8 (Saturday) and early morning of May 9 (Sunday).
This time-worn strategy of sowing disinformation during the eve of elections may be effective in far-flung municipalities but will not work in urban centers like
In answering the anticipated black propaganda, Secretary Gonzalez could perhaps borrow the immortal words of Mark Twain, the famous American author who at one time was erroneously reported by the media to be dead, which goes: “the news of my death was greatly exaggerated.”