The Sendongkoy bloc (cult's) deadly political Ebola virus

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By Susan Palmes-Dennis

Straight from Carolinas

Sunday, August 17, 2014

WHAT do you call someone or some group who got infected by the virus of politics? And how do you cure them?

This is the only thought that crossed my simple mind after reading a news report on this paper concerning Nazareth barangay chairperson Bebot Rodriquez along with other barangay officials who raised concerns over delays in approving road projects in the city to be funded by Reps. Rolando Uy and Rufus Rodriguez of Cagayan de Oro City's 1st and 2nd districts respectively.

That same story also showed barangay chairperson Rodriguez wondering why the projects remain unfinished saying “they should have been implemented long time ago.”


I wonder why the Cagayan de Oro City Council comprised of loyalists of the unlamented previous administration is taking too long to approve the projects.

The reason is so clear. Those objecting and blocking the implementation of the projects are fearful that if the projects are implemented the public would give credit to the administration of Mayor Oscar Moreno. The Padayon Pilipino majority blocs don’t want that. I don't believe they're stupid or ignorant. Their brazen disregard to the needs and welfare of the taxpayers is simply staggering.

They don’t care about their constituents enough to work for their welfare that is my opinion. Why should they allow these projects to be implemented and risk the loss of public trust on them and their lord?

That's the only reason any objective person can think of for their continued refusal. If there are funds and the projects already passed muster from auditors and budget officials alike, what's keeping the council from approving them?

As expected the political minions of former mayor Vicente “Sendongkoy” Emano are infected by the political virus that makes them blind, deaf and dumb to anyone but their lord and master.

Their rabid loyalty to their chain-smoking patron borders disturbingly enough and is similar to the fanaticism seen among cults (it had been rumored that Sendongkoy's Padayon Pilipino is a cult masquerading as a political party).

But such is the sad reality of Philippine politics even if the elections are less than two years away.

Then senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr. released funds for the improvement of JR Borja Hospital but Sendongkoy would have none of it so most of the funds went back to the national coffers.

Anyone would describe it as stupidity. It was the highest form of political insanity to deprive Cagayan de Oro City residents of services from an improved city hospital just because Sendongkoy feared they will be grateful to Pimentel.

Back then, the JR Borja hospital functioned more like a funeral parlor than an actual hospital. By refusing to accept funds allocated by their political rivals, Sendongkoy and his Padayon Pilipino bloc (cult?) are robbing their constituents of services owed to them all for political glory.

But they don’t care. And now they are still doing it. Trust me they would give Rodriquez and company a million and one reasons why the projects could not be implemented. By the way infrastructure is so important to progress; I don’t have to elaborate on that. Even kindergarten pupils can answer that question.

Bebot Rodriquez noted that the 2012 and 2013 road projects were approved by the City Council, but this year’s road projects for the city's two districts remained pending.

And when the people complain about bad roads or no roads at all, then of course Sendongkoy's bloc (cult) would gleefully point their accusing fingers on the present administration.

Like I said—the Sendongkoy political virus has eaten up their system, rendering them blind, deaf and dumb to anyone but the chain-smoking lord and master of their lives.

They have no real allegiance whatsoever to their constituents, who pay their salaries, obscene allowances and meals and continue to employ their relatives and allowed them to reap material profits from their overstaying tenure in public office.

Their version of public service is defined by their rabid, fanatical loyalty to their master. Their contempt for Mayor Moreno is only overcome by the greater contempt Cagayan de Oro City residents have towards them for their brazen arrogance, collective ignorance and blind obeisance to their lord.

Last week it was reported that Councilor Alexander Dacer fell from a chair during a City Council session because one leg of his chair collapsed. A listener during the session also fell, supposedly because of the same reason.

Vice Mayor Ian Caesar Acenas, whose first election as SangguniangKabataan (SK) Federation chairman in 1996 was fraught with controversy as an SK candidate questioned the legitimacy of the election returns, had the gall to blame Moreno for the faulty furniture.

If they themselves cannot fix the faulty furniture in their own backyard with funds they approved for themselves, how would their constituents realistically expect them to fix the problems of the city which they continually blame the mayor for?

In the meantime, the Sendongkoy council bloc (cult) should shut up their motormouth ways and approve the projects immediately. As to the answer in my opening question, there's only one way to deal with a life-threatening cancer/virus. And that's to cut it out, amputate it if necessary lest it pollute the whole system.

Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on August 17, 2014.


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