‘My word is my bond’ — Dr. Mikee Romero PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 March 2016 13:56

Table Talk

BY Mike S Apostol

“As I have said earlier I am not a politician, but a businessman and my word is my bond and I have learned this in business to be successful.”

Thus said 1-Pacman partylist number one nominee for a congressional seat, Dr. Mikee Romero, in a radio interview heard nationwide, when asked that “if your 1-Pacman partylist wins a seat in congress, is your advocacy of promoting sports to the farthest barangay in the country, expanding educational facilities and scholarships nationwide and creating job opportunities for the deserving not only a politician’s promise?”.

Dr. Mikee Romero, is owner of two basketball teams, the Global Port and Batang Pier, that see action in the Philippine Basketball Association league.

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In the same interview, when asked: “Is 1-Pacman partylist owned by boxing champion Manny Pacquiao? You said also earlier that Manny Pacquiao is supporting 1-Pacman partylList, you mean financial support?” Dr. Mikee Romero, answered straightforward, “boxing champion Manny Pacquiao supports 1-Pacman partylist through endorsements because he believes in our advocacy of sports, but 1-Pacman party list never received any financial support from anybody, not from big companies in the country, because we don’t want to owe a “debt of favor” to anybody” and to be “true to my words”, Dr. Mikee Romero, sincerely said “I am spending my personal funds in 1-Pacman partylist’s campaign, because God the Almighty, blessed my businesses and in all humbleness, I can afford to finance my campaign, said Dr. Romero, also owner of flourishing North Harbor Terminals and Asia Air, to name some of his businesses in the country.

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1-Pacman partylist also believes that Education, Sports and Jobs must always go together “with adequate Education and a healthy body one can land a job,” Dr. Romero said. He continued, “one who is not academically prepared and sickly will find a hard time looking for a job.This is a reality,” he said.

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Government should look for other innovations to help the poor in our country to succeed in the future and for the poor but deserving to be citizen assets of the country instead of being social liabilities. 1-Pacman partylist, if given the chance by the Filipino people to serve in Congress, envisions to expand education and sports scholarships. For the brilliant and willing poor students, a free tuition fee for higher educational career, like a course in “Doctorate” if possible abroad, in the United States, United Kingdom (UK) Europe and Singapore, where education standard is excellent.

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In the field of Sports, 1-Pacman partylist also envisions that sports development in the country must reach the farthest barangays because there are many talented rural youths to be discovered for sports development and harness the talents of rural youths who excel in strength, height and agility for international competition and be Olympian class athletes. In fact, Dr. Mikee Romero’s plan with government’s support, if successful in his bid for 1-Pacman’s partylist in Congress, is develop the youths especially the poor rural youths in their early ages, while still in their primary education, a package of “goverment subsidized, free breakfast and lunch in all government schools” because Dr. Mikee Romero believes that poverty is the cause of young pupils going to school with an empty stomach, some barefooted, that makes them weak and unhealthy at a young age.

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Scoop: Indeed, this is one big step for the country to “leap forward” in development of Sports, Education and creation of jobs nationwide, All the country needs is support the bid for a congressional seat and advocacy of 1-Pacman Party List. Political neophyte but very successful international businessman Dr. Mikee Romero,  can bring into the country new ideas, new innovations and a new beginning to adopt, for the country’s youths and a new dream and hope for the country’s less fortunate boys and girls.Table Talk believes in Dr. Mikee Romero’s dream for the country’s youth. because he once helped the Indigenous Peoples (IP) in the country, without discrimination to land jobs and make their lot lighter.