Contender challenges incumbent Samar guv to debate

May 2, 2013 11:54 pm 

TACLOBAN CITY, May 2 — Samar province Liberal Party gubernatorial candidate Rosa Jessica “Aika” Uy-Delgado challenged incumbent Gov. Sharee Ann Tan to a debate to enlighten Samareños on their respective positions and platforms of governments.

“It is high time we change the manner of elections and politics here in Samar. The people has the right to know what we could offer them, what programs we have set for them to make their lives better than what it is now,” Uy-Delgado said in an interview.

Uy-Delgado, together with other Liberal Party bets were recently formally endorsed by President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III during the latter’s visit in Calbayog City and the LP senatorial slate campaign for the Samar leg.

Uy-Delgado also said this would be a “welcome change” for the people of Samar to see candidates battle it out in the debate field and laying down their respective plans instead of mudslinging that has become a trademark in local politics.

It was learned that local candidates in Samar are being invited to a debate to be staged by the Church, the media and other non-government organizations.

On allegations of rivals going to spend at least P5,000 to buy votes, Uy-Delgado said that she would not resort to votes buying to win but rather would campaign for change of attitude among the voters and the people, taking into consideration that Samar has the potential to become a developed province.

Uy-Delgado is the eldest daughter of the late Calbayog City Mayor Reynaldo Uy, who was killed two years ago by unidentified gunmen in Hinabangan town. The killing was linked to Uy’s political rivals. (PNA)

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