Marañon: Sheep issue ‘rehashed’-A A +A
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
NEGROS Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. believes the issues hurled against him about Capitol's purchase of imported sheep from Australia will not affect his reelection bid because those are "rehashed" issues.
"The issues had already been repeatedly answered. They kept on repeating the issue because they have no other issues against me and that they have no programs and platform of government to present. In other words, that is a rehashed issue, a demolition job against me, and is politically motivated," he said Tuesday during the fiesta celebration in Sagay City.
He also clarified that the costs being referred to in a paid advertisement on local dailies on Tuesday is that of a lamb of Australian farmers, without considering the handling, transportation and other factors.
Marañon challenged anew Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez in a public discussion with members of the media as moderators so that they can present their programs and platform of government.
The governor has been presenting his “Negros First” Agenda in his reelection bid, while Alvarez has been presenting his “Love Negros” agenda.
"I am sure that, on May 14, Negros will be dominated still by the United Negros Alliance (UNA)," said Marañon.
He also expressed hope on Tuesday that the Provincial Board (PB) will act on the budget during its regular session today, Wednesday.
He said the PB members should bear in mind that it is not the governor who is affected of the non-approval of the budget but the whole people of Negros. (TDE)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on March 20, 2013.