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Bakud’s choice

/ 07:46 AM May 22, 2012

I was recently informed that Vice Gov.  Agnes Magpale will be the vice gubernatorial bet of  the Liberal Party under the leadership of former Cebu city councilor Jun Jun Davide. The Bakud Party of Nito Durano will forge an  alliance with the Liberal Party in Cebu province.

The  Duranos have time and again  aligned themselves with the  administration party. The  2013 election is no exception.

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With this development, many are expecting a smooth  tandem of Davide-Magpale against  Pablo John Garcia’s One Cebu team in the Province of Cebu.

The Davide-Magpale tandem shouldn’t  be complacent though because the Gracias still have aces up their sleeves.  It will be a battle royal  in the Province of Cebu and the winner will only enjoy a close margin.

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Many Filipinos are  ecstatic with the achievements of Jessica Sanchez  in  American Idol 2012. She’s reached the finals as one of two remaining contestants to be decided next week. It’s tight competition among the singers so when  Joshua Ledet was eliminated last week by the vote poll of the public,  many were shocked especially the judges.

The talented  Joshua was believed to be a shoo in for the finals.  He was  praised several times by the judges.    Jessica is getting a lot of votes from  Filipinos in the US and thickly populated Mexicans.  Many Fil-Mexicans are  praying for her victory.

At 16 years old, Jessica Sanchez has  shown she has a voice with star  quality.  Next to Manny Pacquiao, she makes Filipinos around the world proud and happy with her achievement.

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I don’t think it’s  correct for the government to consider  privatizing our public hospitals which would deprive the poor easy access to medical services. Many people have experienced the difficulty of getting admitted in private hospitals which require a deposit paid first, aside from charging much higher rates.

The proposal of Rep. Tommy Osmeña to close the Cebu City Medical Center is worse than the  government’s plan  to privatize  public hospitals.  This is  an anti-poor measure.  The poor would be the first victims of the closure.

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It’s  the mandate of the city government to provide basic services to its people.  Instead of closing down the CCMC, steps should be taken to improve  services to the public by professionalizing staff  and not allowing  politicians, especially the city councilors, to dip their  fingers in hospital matters. Provide an adequate number of doctors in the hospital and ensure a  supply of medical equipment that is  not overpriced due to someone’s  commission.-

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