Guv’s aide: ‘Hakot’ system not Moreno’s style-A A +A
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
THE camp of Misamis Oriental Governor Oscar Moreno, who is running for mayor in Cagayan de Oro in the 2013 elections, just laughed off accusations that it brought “several people” to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) office to register.
Maricel Casiño-Rivera, head of the Provincial Press Office, said the Provincial Government has joined the campaign of encouraging unregistered voters to be listed and be counted.
Rivera said they are happy that many people, especially those who have long craved for change in the present leadership in the city, heeded this call.
She said it’s high time for everyone to be part of this process.
“Apan kanang ‘hakot-hakot,’ sa mga Emano kana nga style for the last 30 years nila sa politika both in Misamis Oriental and Cagayan de Oro, and sama sa ilang buhaton kaniadto, ilang ipasangil sa ilang kaatbang aron ingnon nga puwerte nilang limpiyoha ug masulondon gayud kunohay sa balaod,” Rivera said.
She said they would like to believe in the integrity of the Comelec now to be able to provide them with a clean voter’s list after the registration process.
“But it’s okay kay kanang ilang gihakot karon kuhaon nalang namo na ugma sa kampanya. Kung sa ila mobotar, walay problema kay demokrasya man kini pero kung sa Team Oca, mas labing maayo,” Rivera said.
Meanwhile, during his weekly radio program last Sunday, Mayor Vicente Emano warned to file charges against those caught to have “multiple registrations.”
Emano said he heard that several people were brought to the city Comelec to register, and expressed suspicion that it was done by his political archrival from the Provincial Capitol.
“Nag-panic naman gud, nataranta na mao nga bisan unsa nalang ang buhaton aron lang modaug,” he said.
There were also reports that at least 15 residents from Zone 7 in Barangay Carmen were allegedly brought to Salay town in Misamis Oriental and were registered in exchange for a certain amount of money.
Some unregistered voters from Barangay Indahag in Cagayan de Oro were also allegedly paid P100 during their registration on Tuesday.
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on October 24, 2012.