Lilia Nuño to opponents: ‘No black propaganda, mudslinging, please PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 11 March 2013 11:14

Congressional candidate and incumbent Councilor Lilia Macrohon Nuño on Saturday expressed fears that “nasty black propaganda and personality-based character assassination and mudslinging” will soon be employed against her by her political adversaries following the revelation of recent survey results showing her way ahead in the congressional race in District 2 in the city.

In a statement, Nuño said she was informed that “certain unscrupulous political operators” of her opponents would soon “escalate attacks on my person as woman, a mother and as a Muslim” in order to bring down her high survey standings once the campaign for the locai elections start. “I was warned by well-meaning friends that certain unscrupulous politicai operators, with the use of long-recycled underhanded means and dirty tricks will soon escaiate attacks on my person as a woman, a mother and as a Muslim,” Nuño said.

“I am told that these nasty black propaganda and personality-based character assassination and mudsiinging will again involve the exploitation of cultural and religious differences, biases and prejudices of local folks for selfish political purposes,” she added. “They have done it before and they wil! do it again, I was warned.”

Nuño appealed on her political adversaries to stick to the legitimate issues in the forthcoming elections campaign and not resort to attacks on the personal, cultural and religious backgrounds of the candidates.

“What we should talk about during the campaign are relevant issues such as realistic ways on how we can ail help contribute solve the much- lamented peace and order problem in the city, the frequent blackouts that is proving to be too much of an inconvenience to ordinary residents and businessmen alike as well as how we can upgrade the delivery of basic social and health services to the poor and marginalized Zamboagueños,” ‘Nuno said.

The lady councilor revealed that results of recent survey conducted by independent groups indicate that her candidacy was enjoying a significant lead over her political rivals.

Nuño said she was aspiring for the congressiona!  in the Second District of Zarnboanga in order to further pursue her HELP program that involves Health, Education, Livelihood and Peace and Order for the benefit of Zarnboanga City residents, especially the poor and marginalized sectors. Nuño, a number 1 councilor in her district, was the author of several ordinances in Zarnboanga city such as the endowment fund, barangay blood council and others.

She was a public school teacher at Zarnboanga City High School Main for three years, and served at the local head of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office for 38 years. Nuno then ran for two terms as a councilor which started iast 2007.

During her first term in 2007, she ranked number four while during her second term in the city council iast 2010 she ranked first. The lady congressional aspirant is running under District 2 Congressman Erbie A. Fabian’s Fuerza Zarnboanga.