Governor Manny Pinol, Mayor Duterte’s closest ally gave a free lecture to Department of Agriculture Secretary Alcala in Political Science 101 on his latest Facebook post.
The former Governor of North Cotabato wrote the tirade directed at Secretary Prospero Alcala of the Department of Agriculture for saying that “he saw nothing wrong with the presence of Korina Sanchez-Roxas, wife of administration bet Manuel Roxas III, the official activities of the department.”
In the PDI report, Secretary Alcala was quoted as saying, “I saw nothing wrong with (Sanchez distributing cash and implements), because (Roxas) was being endorsed by the national government.”
Governor Pinol laments that clearly the DA Secretary is clearly lost of the difference between the political party and the national government.
Alcala’s statement that he saw nothing wrong with Sanchez-Roxas’ presence in the DA activities because her husband is being endorsed by the national government speaks of his lack of understanding of the difference between the “national government” and the “political party” to which President Benigno S. Aquino III belongs to.
The former Governor of Cotabato and Duterte stalwart further adds that Secretary Alacala is not alone in his twisted belief that since the Commander-in-Chief is supporting Roxas, it gives the license to the President’s allies to use the whole machinery of the national government in campaigning for the LP presidential bet.
Former Governor Manny Pinol wrote that “all over the country, government personnel and resources are being used to promote the “Daang Matuwid” mantra which is the battle cry of the LP political campaign.”
Secretary Alcala’s statement came on the heels to the criticisms the DA Secretary received after photos of the wife of the Liberal Party presidential bet Korina Sanchez Roxas went viral showing her and the former distributing money grants in the form of checks to various LGU’s around the country.
The photos elicited a strong rebuke from Peter Tiu Laviña, spokesman for presidential candidate Rody Duterte, lambasting the DA Secretary for allowing the wife of the presidential bet in her private capacity to join DA officials in distributing P611-M worth of agriculture funds and equipment in Tagum City last Saturday.
The controversial photos, the netizens bewailed is a form of bribery to win votes, which is a violation of the Omnibus Election Code.
Meanwhile, the Duterte stalwart wrote that this is not an isolated case as the government spokesmen would always say. He adds that he received information that the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) contractual workers have been directed to campaign for the administration candidates while DSWD personnel have been reported to be telling 4Ps beneficiaries that the program would not be continued if Roxas loses the elections.
And there is more, the former Governor adds that he received pictures of Department of Health medicine boxes printed with the Daang Matuwid slogan.
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