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Sunday, October 6, 2013
SOME aspirants in the upcoming barangay elections are thick-skinned and don’t have any delicadeza. They used the distribution of financial assistance to senior citizens in Cebu City for their political agenda. They don’t have any respect for the elderly.
Both allies of Team Rama and Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK) were equally guilty of politicking during the two-day event.
In Mabolo, Atty. Daniel Arguedo, a known ally and the candidate of Team Rama for barangay captain, showed up at the distribution area with his lineup in complete uniform. When asked by reporters what they were doing there, he answered that they were just extending assistance to the beneficiaries.
What kind of assistance did he mean? In the first place, the beneficiaries didn’t need their help because they had relatives to assist them. City Hall department heads were in charge of the distribution and not barangay officials. Okay, if their intention was good, why did they wear their campaign uniforms with names and family names prominently displayed? Where was this group during the first distribution last March?
Will they extend the same assistance during the next distribution in December when barangay elections are over? Bantay baya mo ha og dili mo mohatag og assistance karong Disyembre. Timan-an ta mo.
Earlier, Mabolo Barangay Captain Rey Ompoc complained that City Hall furnished Arguedo the list of beneficiaries. I was informed that former councilor Edu Rama was overall in charge of the distribution and that he gave copies of the list of beneficiaries to Team Rama allies.
Was this Mayor Michael Rama’s instruction? I doubt. Because I heard the mayor repeatedly say that he didn’t want the distribution of the financial assistance to be turned into a political event. He and Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella did not even show up in any distribution center out of delicadeza. In the first place, the case assistance was taxpayers’ money.
Some BOPK allies also made a show. In some barangays, they distributed rice. Others offered free rides and shook hands with the elderly. Bagaa gyud nawong ning ubang mga aspirante sa barangay elections. Kining klaseha sa mga tawo maayo ni boykutan sa eleksyon.
The instruction of Tomas Osmeña and Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) president Mike Ralota to their allies to padlock barangay sports complexes and not allow these to be used as distribution centers did not work. Some barangay captains were afraid the move would boomerang. Ila ra god na nga mga botante.
Last Saturday, I went to the iPhone store at the Parklane Hotel to have my contacts on my phone transferred to my iPad Mini. Someone advised me to have a backup in case my iPhone directory would suddenly crash. The store technician successfully transferred my contacts to his computer. But I don’t know what happened next. My more than 1,000 contacts from my iPhone 5 suddenly disappeared. And the technician didn’t know how to restore them back on my iPhone.
I stayed at the store from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., even they were supposed to close at 6:30 p.m. I held my temper because I was hungry.
They even contacted their Singapore office. Gipaningot god tawon ang technician. Siguro wala to makatulog anang gabii sa iyang sala. Maayo pay cellphone mawala kay sa mga contacts. I will go back today.
And if my contacts still aren’t restored, I will be asking all my close friends, “girlfriends,” acquaintances, drinking buddies and news sources for their number. If there’s a computer expert who can give me advice that I can relay to the technician, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 07, 2013.