ORTIGOZA: The Useless P1B Campaign Chest

June 12, 2018 at 9:19 am Leave a comment


A seasoned politician and national official told media men that if a former congressman and a defeated 2016 gubernatorial bet will take another stab at the gubernatorial post, he should change his strategy.

“He splurged his monies in the medical missions where even surgeries were done by the doctors he hired a year before the May 2016 election,” he stressed.

He said Mr. Bet spent P300 million alone in that endeavor.

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He disclosed that those hundreds of millions of pesos were better spent a week in buying votes because voters have short memory to one’s generosity given a year ago.

I agree about this one because another battle-scarred mayor of a first class town told me the science of vote buying.

“Voter would vote for a candidate who gave P250 a day or during the casting of vote than a bet who gave P500 to a voter a week before the election”.

“A week before the poll, he even attempted to buy votes at P300 per voter. I told him he should emulate our style that became the pillar of our longevity in winning the series of elections. He should at least buy vote at P500 per voter,” the national official told us.

He explained that with P300 per voter, it would not bode well for the mayors in the district.

Mapag suspetsahan pa silang kinupit ang P200 sa P500.”

The bet acquiesced by doling out P500 bill per voter. In other districts however vote buying was P400 per voter.

But it did not help him because he still lost the race even he spent P900 million or almost a billion in that contest where wherewithal is a major factor to victory.

His shortcoming, aside from that expensive medical mission, was that he did not give monies to the five of the six congressmen in the province.

The other congressman gambled by supporting the other governorship candidate.

“I asked him (the bet) if he gave monies to the congressmen, he answered in the negative because congressmen do not have sway in bringing votes in his favor,” he told us.

National official said with P5 million per solon that would be P25 million only. Congressmen have influence too, in their district.

“Ang problema sa kanya, nagbigay siya ng milyon sa mga vice mayoralty bets pero hindi sa congressmen. May boses ang congressmen sa mga mayors at constituents’ niya”.

In case this bet runs and changes his strategies, he would win the next year’s election, the filing for which is on October this year, according to my source.

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Another mayor said that mayors in some districts of the province had the gall of pocketing the millions of pesos given by Mr. Bet and those millions of pesos allegedly given by the rival.

“Nag I Have Two Hands iyong mga mayors, pinag ku-kubra ang mga pera ng dalawang kandidato. Hindi nila ibinili ng boto. Binulsa nila ang mga pera. Ayon natalo ang kandidato namin”.

To those readers who kept skipping the class for the comfort room whenever the song ‘I Have Two Hands” was sang in Grade 1, here’s the lyrics to help you understand what is avarice (psst means more extreme than “greed”) whenever the patron hands monies to the mayors.

I have two hands’ the left and the right

Hold them up high’ so dirty and bright

Clap them softly

One’ two’ three

Dirty little hands of the mayors are bad to see

Many mayors deserted Mr. P900 million two weeks before the casting of the ballots because he ran out of monies.

The latest in the grapevine, Mr. Bet father, a magnate, with whom he has reconciled, is hell bent to support him for another gubernatorial shot.

“Uubusin natin ang pera ng kalaban,” another mediaman quoted what the vice mayor said to him about what the mogul told his son.

This rumor and this change of strategies in flooding the province with crispy bills will ensue if Mr. Bet files his candidacy five months from now.

“Show me the money, este, show me the photocopy of the Certificate of Candidacy that the official signified his intention and I will buy your prognosis hook, line, and effin’ sinker,” I told my source.

(You can read my selected columns at mortzortigoza.blogspot.com and articles at Pangasinan News Aro. You can send comments too at totomortz@yahoo.com)

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