UNA says engaging in ‘dirty politics’ not its cup of tea

April 15, 2013 10:34 pm 

BACOLOD CITY, April 15 — United Negros Alliance (UNA) clarified Monday that engaging in dirty politics is absolutely opposite of what the group is truly campaigning for this midterm election.

The party supporting the re-election bid of Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. issued the clarification in view of the allegations hurdled against their candidate by his ally-turned-political nemesis, Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez.

In an issue of a local daily here, Alvarez of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) claimed that the arguments of Marañon against him on a variety of issues in radio debate last week were below par.

But the governor’s party simply reacted that Alvarez can always catch up in the next round of debate “anytime, anywhere”.

“We don’t know what propaganda or dirty politics he is crowing about. He must have been fed with the wrong information again,” the group said in a statement.

UNA added that: “Negrenses, especially the radio listeners, TV News viewers and newspaper readers must recall that in a not-so-distant past, newsmen covering Lim-ao were handed out black propaganda materials against Maranon, who was shown beside a kangaroo.”

Alvarez’s camp, the governor’s party pointed out, started all the lies and half-truths, innuendos and mudslinging, either through print or broadcast.

Maranon, when asked for a reaction, said it is not worthy responding to flimsy and childish posturing.

“Even if they have maligned me many times over, I just let them pass. It’s a waste of time dealing with people who are claiming that they will win by a wide margin, by hundreds of thousands, but are suddenly moving heaven and earth, jumping up and down, and getting jerky, when I confidently say that I will win by one vote,” Marañon said.

Further, Marañon reiterated his appeal for high level campaigning and stressed that in politics, there is no room for “cry babies and for the “onion-skinned”. (PNA)



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