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PDSP vows to end dirty politics in Samar’s first district

March 20, 2007

CATBALOGAN, Samar  –  Observing from the recent “alleged” dirty political occurrences hounding the province’ first district, the Partidong Demokratikong Sosyalista nga Pilipinas (PDSP) vowed that it will put an end to dirty politics that accordingly preempts the people from choosing leaders that could help them alleviate their depressing plight.

Charlie Avila

PDSP Regional Chair Charlie Avila the other week told media that they are strengthening their ground in the first district and disclosed that about 80 percent of all the available positions that will be vied upon this coming May 14, 2007 elections in Samar’s first district is already occupied.

“In fact our strength is steadily growing, and we are confident that we will be able to fill-in all positions before the deadline of the filing of candidacy, we have to do this, because we could no longer just sit and watch the people in the first district being hindered by a dictatorial type of governance”, Avila stressed.

He said that it is supposed to be the people who should influence the government, thru their leaders, to realize what is good for their life, “and not the politicians, as a matter of fact your politics here is the worst I’ve ever seen”, he told.

The PDSP on March 3 finished its second batch of political orientation to all local officials and other May 2007 election “wannabes” here, which was facilitated by San Jorge Mayor Joseph V. Grey.

“We have to do this, we cannot just take in people who don’t understand the real meaning politics, politicians are servants of the people, but what is happening here is the other way around, which is why we are promising the Samareños that we will be giving them leaders who can deliver them from the bondage of tyrannical politics”, Avila said.

Avila cited the alleged political maneuvering being perpetrated by the political foes of Mayor Grey, who is the congressional bet of the PDSP party in Samar’s first district against incumbent Congressman Reynaldo Uy.

He revealed that the case being faced by Mayor Grey is purely a form of harassment to prevent him from pushing his bid in the congressional race, and further assured the public that the PDSP party will strongly stand behind all their candidates, “if that is the only way we can assure the Samareños of pro-people leaders”, he concluded.

The PDSP is part of the administration’s Team Unity coalition, and was co-founded by now National Security Adviser Sec. Norberto Gonzales.