A healthy body and mind make a healthy future PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 02 April 2016 14:03

Table Talk

BY Mike S Apostol

One Patriotic Coalition of Marginalized Nationals (1-Pacman) partylist is now trending in the country’s political scene because of its advocacy of developing Sports, Education and Job generation. Dr. Mikee Romero, 1-Pacman nominee, believes that a healthy body and mind makes a healthy future.

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The move to disqualify Dr. Mikee Romero, 1-Pacman nominee for being very wealthy as a successful businessman was not given serious attention because Dr. Mikee Romero’s success in business was shared to the needy but deserving Filipinos through jobs and livelihood projects and academic scholarships. Today, Dr. Romero has given at least 100,000 jobs, livelihood training center for the Aetas indigenous people of Zambales in Central Luzon and at least 5,000 scholarships in the country. He has been doing public service outside of politics.

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1-Pacman, if given the chance to serve the country in Congress, promised to organize a new government department to be called the Department of Sports. Dr. Mikee Romero if given a seat in Congress, will request his colleagues in Congress to support his plan for the creation of a new department to develop sports in the Philippines. This will also discover the sports talents of Filipino youths and develop them for international competitions  and for future Olympians. At present, because of the many pressing problems of government, sports has been relegated to the sidelines.

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Sports is also an effective deterrence for the country’s youth not to indulge in dangerous drugs, since it will keep them busy. Information reveals that dangerous drugs have infiltrated at least an alarming 98% of the barangays in Metro Manila and it needs an abrupt solution to stop the proliferation and influence of illegal dangerous drug use in other parts of the country.

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The Department of Education (DepEd) is overloaded with school problems like, lack of classrooms and school buildings, learning tools like computers and books in school libraries so the development of Sports is not given much attention. 1-Pacman partylist if given the chance will assist and support DepEd on these aspects since it is the advocacy of 1-Pacman to develop Sports and Education and ultimately generations of jobs.

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Scoop: More and more youth sports groups in the country are supporting the 1-Pacman Party List because of its advocacy that is for all Filipinos and not only for a certain sector or group. 1-Pacman is everybody’s partylist.