3-pronged approach for development PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 09 April 2016 15:12

Table Talk

BY Mike S Apostol

The planned move to disqualify, One Patriotic Coalition of Marginalized Nationals ( 1-Pacman ) partylist nominee, Dr. Mikee Romero PhD, for reason of wealth, being a very successful businessman, by some groups opposed to 1-pacman partylist, whose popularity and acceptance to the public is growing everyday, did not materialize and not given serious attention by many concerned local government officials. The truth is, many local government officials, incumbent and those seeking re-election, have adopted and support 1-Pacman for its advocacy in the development of Sports, Education and Job Generation.

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1-Pacman partylist officers argued that “there is no law that says the rich cannot join or represent partylist groups”. Dr. Mikee Romero PhD, a businessman and non-politician has been helping marginalized families in the country long before he accepted the nomination to represent 1-Pacman.

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Dr. Mikee Romero’s plan to file a bill in congress, if succesful in its bid, with the help of sympathetic legislators who believe in the advocacy of 1-Pacman, a new department in government, to be called the “Department of Sports”. The new government department if created, will expand the development of sports throughout the country even to far-flung barangays. This will also be the vehicle to discover sports talent for international competition. Dr. Mikee Romero said “right now sports development in the country is not given the serious  attention with adequate funding support and this maybe the reason why the Philippines is not reaping honors and awards in international sports competitions”.

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It has also been noted by Dr. Mikee Romero, PhD and 1-Pacman partylist that most of the local champions we have in almost all fields of sports came from the barangays. “For this matter, barangay youths have the pool of future sports champions but they are not harnessed because no opportunity was given them, “ said Dr, Mikee Romero, PhD. “With a sports department in government, solely for the expansion and promotion of sports in the country, the youth sports talent will be an asset for government to reap honors in the international scene,” Dr. Romeo said.

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The country’s youth especially those from the barangays “ with an interesting sports program for them (the youths) will keep them away from the dangers of illegal drugs that have infiltrated at least over 90 % of Metro Manila’s barangays, a data coming from anti-drug authorities,” Dr. Mikee Romero said in a radio interview nationwide.

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1-Pacman’s Dr. Mikee Romero also believes that “health is wealth” and sports activities promote health development. “With a healthy body and good education, a Filipino youth can always land a job for his future,” he said. This maybe the reason why 1-Pacman has a 3 pronged approach to developthe country’s youth, in Sports, Education, and Job Generation that can ensure a better future for the youths.

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Scoop: More youth groups are rallying for 1-Pacman partylist in the country because of its advocacy and program in the development of Sport, Education and Job Generation. Locally, in Zamboanga City 1-Pacman is emerging as one of the front runners of partylists that people are supporting because of its development of Sports, Education and Job Generation that is for all Filipinos and not only for a certain group.