Percy Ramos retorts critics PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 19 April 2013 11:08

Re-electionist Councilor Percival Ramos of District 2 yesterday expressed dismay over malicious attacks hurled against him, saying these are desperate moves to discredit his person and ultimately to sabotage his bid for re-election in the May 13 polls.

Ramos, who dedicated 21 years to public service, said the smear campaign orchestrated by his political detractors started even before the campaign period. “Ese propaganda que ta hace sila por medio de text messages, ta hace maga liyos na persona di Percival Ramos. Lejos pa el campaña ta hace ya se sila kay quiere sila hace kebra y hace cae con Consejal Ramos, kay quiere sila entra [na politica]”.

Instead of engaging in malicious attacks, Ramos challenged his political detractors to present what they have contributed to the City of Zamboanga and its people and what they intend to do if and when they are elected into office.

“Ese ba kita clase de maga politico quiere, akel ta hace lang malo na otro, hinde ta dale mira si cosa ba sila ya hace antes cuando sila talli na servicio?” Ramos asked.

The councilor, who stays with his in-laws in Talon-Talon, attested that his life is an open book, as he urged his detractors to show proofs to allegations of misconduct. “Si yo ta hace cosa sila ta alega, hinde yo  ay puede esta na servicio por 21 años especialmente, como un consejal por tres años ya ahora”.

As member of the City Council the last 3 years, Ramos said he has shared and contributed to the City’s progress and development by fully supporting education-related initiatives and embarking on activities that are intended to help give the  youth and the disadvantaged sector a brighter future.

As chairman of the Council committee on urban poor and people’s organizations, Ramos initiated the conduct of first aid trainings for urban poor groups in an effort to equip them with mitigating measures during crisis situations. He also continuously undertake efforts to help ensure sustained livelihood activities for the women and the out of school youth through livelihood trainings and many more.  “These are meaningful efforts that will have ripple effects on our young and our people,” Ramos emphasized.

In the 2010 election, Ramos was also a subject of a smear campaign orchestrated by some sectors. — Rey Carbonel)