Monsi to ZC voters: Vote according to conscience PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 27 April 2013 11:20

UNA District 1 congressional candidate Monsi dela Cruz has called on voters to consider him as their agent for change, hope and progress.

In a message posted on his Facebook account yesterday, Monsi reminded the voters that “few days from now, all of us would exercise our right to vote and choose our candidate for Congress in the 1st district of Zamboanga.

He said he humbly submits himself for the voters’ consideration with hope and prayer they consider him as an agent, servant-leader, messenger and instrument for change in the halls of Congress.

The 58-year-old former priest also urged Zamboangueños to campaign against vote selling and vote buying and against unceasing dirty tactics employed against him.

“If my opponent offers you money in exchange of making you a liner or a volunteer, receive it but vote according to your guided conscience,” Monsi said.

He asked: “Are you happy of what is happening in the city of Zamboanga? Are you happy of the cleanliness in our City and attitude of arrogance of the City Mayor? Are you happy, with the Lobregats in power serving our people in the City of Zamboanga?”

He said despite the billions of pesos deposited in the bank, “people are jobless, hungry, disconnected, and killings, blackouts have been happening and high taxes being collected in spite of the difficulty of the people and the business community.”

Monsi had earlier received massive support from citywide urban poor and labor groups mostly factory workers for the former’s congressional bid.

“The people are tired and disgusted of the situation. They cry for change, Cambio!” said Joe Suan, president of the labor union whose group claims between 12,000 to 15,000 members.

He reminded voters to choose candidates who are pro-God and pro-poor as well as those who have character, conscience, competence, compassion, and commitment. — HG