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Friday, January 11, 2013
(The letter is addressed to Sun.Star columnist Bong Wenceslao)
Ever since the unpaid obligations came piling up in our offices and seeing the real picture of our beloved Cebu's financial standing, our lives not just as public servants but as Cebuanos have never been the same again.
Damage control has started since Dec. 19. The acting governor has been insulted, called names, mocked, disrespected and degraded. But perhaps one day, the other Cebuanos will understand why these things had to happen, why Agnes Magpale and everybody behind her has to face all odds in the service of our people.
The acting governor has already fulfilled her mission in life--there had always been food on the table, beds to sleep on, a house to live in. We have been sent to good schools and prepared for life.
She has no other interest at this point in her life other than to make its people united and to make this province great again.
Her service to our family as a loving mother and a faithful wife has long been converted to public service almost 20 years ago.
We stand behind her as a family and as public servants to maintain the order of things. Whether or not this temporary restraining order (TRO) is given, there will be a lot of explaining to do for our fellow Cebuanos.--Miguel Antonio A. Magpale
How is it possible that every year, to renew my motor registration at the Cebu Land Transportation Office (LTO), I have to go there three times?
First, to apply and pay, then coming back the next day (after lunch!) just to receive the new Official Receipt, then waiting three more weeks before going back there again to receive the number-sticker?
This is typical Filipino inefficiency!
But when motorists forget and are few days late to renew their registrations, LTO is very inflexible, fast and happy to issue exorbitant fines from hapless motorists.---Aldo Lee
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on January 11, 2013.