By Keith Aldous Margarito G. Paasa
of Partido Federal ng Pilipinas .
PARTIDO Federal ng Pilipinas was officially recognized by the Commission on Elections as a registered national party on Sept. 8, 2018.
The party was created by staunchest organizations and allies of President Rodrigo Duterte that are supportive of his campaign promises on the eradication of the drug menace, corruption of the people’s coffers and most conspicuously, the desired shift from centralized to federalized government.
Federalism desires to bring the government to the doorsteps of people’s house, empower and develop the rural area through fiscal autonomy, people’s direct participation and meaningful engagement. A decentralized organization with the local people steering the direction of its future within a federal region as opposed to the current imperial Manila’s tyranny.
A glitter of hope is in the offing with the PFP’s Cagayan de Oro chapter decision to push for the candidacy of former councilor Candy Darimbang as mayor of our booming City of Golden Friendship.
The 1st District candidates for councilors are Nhars Tan, Eterlina Dal, Marlyn Magsalay, Eldie Rotoras, Edgardo Tupas, Jojo Ellana and the better half of the mayoralty candidate, Mandangan Darimbang.
Director Mandangan Darimbang served the government for a stellar performance of 30 years. Regional Director Darimbang guided LTFRB Region X in accordance to mandate and laws provided for. Further, he would like continue the opportunity and legacy of serving the people in august hall of the city council.
Those gunning for council seats for the 2nd District are as follows: The 1st congressional district candidate is Atty. Gil Banaag and 2nd congressional district candidate is Engr. Roger Villazorda.
Long live Partido Federal ng Pilipinas!
(Editor’s note: Starting this week, Gold Star Daily is reserving space in its opinion pages for the different political groups that want to win government seats in Cagayan de Oro and Misamis Oriental in next year’s elections. Our aim is to raise the level of issue-based and fact-based public discourse on matters of politics and governance while the competing political groups keep with good taste and propriety, things that have been lost and which many people no longer value in other public discussion platforms nowadays.
This should prove to be interesting in that the different groups are expected to convince the public why they deserve to be supported and why the others are less deserving or undeserving. The political writers, of course, will be partisan and will write based on the perspectives of their respective groups.
Space constraints don’t allow us to accommodate all the candidates [there are just too many of them], and writing for themselves may result in legal complications on their part later on given the election rules. And so, we asked the groups to choose their best writers and representatives who are not candidates to articulate their causes, advocacies, concerns and issues of the day once a week.
In Gold Star Daily’s opinion pages, there will be a battle of ideas. All the political groups have agreed and picked a day for their group columns. They have been informed about our newsroom deadline, the assigned days for their group columns, and rules against libel and irrational mudslinging. We wish to publish whatever they write as is, and so, we ask that they carefully think about what they write about, check their facts, re-read and proofread their own work before submission.
What and how they choose to make use of the democratic space we are giving them through their representatives is entirely up to them now. At the end of the day, readers will just have to judge for themselves which groups have better ideas, clearer direction and governance agenda or which groups are all trash and really have nothing to offer.)