ONE Cebu party is not using Capitol-based employees of the Mandaue Integrated Manpower Services Inc. (Mims) in its in-house survey aimed at checking the progress of their campaign.
Capitol Spokesperson Rory Jon Sepulveda said this yesterday in reaction to the statement of Vice Gov. Gregorio Sanchez.
“That’s absolutely not true. Pasagdi na lang siya if nagtuo siya nga naa na ang survey nga labaw siya (Just let him be if he believes there is a survey that favors him). As the governor said, naa man ang election. Let him be entertained with his own wild motions and ideas,” Sepulveda said.
Sepulveda urged Sanchez to file charges against Capitol if he believes the Province assigned employees to work on the survey.
Sanchez said the information came from residents of Tuburan, whom he refused to name.
“Does it matter? Ayaw na lang basin dumtan. I’m trying to protect these people. Bahala na sila if deny sila or ‘di. It’s up to you if you believe me or not,” Sanchez said.
He said that as a civil engineer, he “can talk with facts and figures and not perceptions.”
Sepulveda said Sanchez, who recently accused Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia of tyranny in his 45-minute privilege speech last Jan. 25 during the Provincial Board (PB) session, tried to cover the fact that he had used the municipal equipment in the construction of a training center in Tuburan.
Tuburan Mayor Constancio Suezo III admitted last Thursday that Sanchez had asked for his support for the construction of the training center in his private farm in Barangay San Juan, Tuburan.
Suezo said he assisted Sanchez in the road widening project, provided it with nipa to be used as roof and fertilizers for livelihood seminars.
But Sanchez said he never asked for support in the project.
“The road is not widened. The vehicles have difficulty passing through the road. They are great liars,” Sanchez said.
He said he had invited Tuburan residents to attend his livelihood seminars, contrary to Suezo’s claims.
“Sige lang allegations. I can show you documents,” he said.
Sanchez showed Sun.Star Cebu a letter from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) stating the summary of training programs conducted in various municipalities of Cebu. This covered the March to September 2008 period.
Dated Jan. 27, 2010, the letter was signed by Tesda Assistant Regional Director, Buenafe Sta. Rita.
The letter mentioned that the program was a joint project of Tesda Cebu Province and the office of the Vice Governor. Out of 362 graduates from five municipalities, 95 were from Tuburan.
These residents from Tuburan were trained in four programs: camote candy, banana catsup, sardines making and vermi-culture.