Debate snub slap on academe and public, says mayoralty bet
A NGELES CITY—Mayoralty bet and Partido Kambilan official candidate Alex Caugurian said the snub to public debate invitations of mayoralty and vice-mayoralty candidates is a direct insult to organizers and the public.
“Nepomuceno could have used these public debates to explain why the city has accumulated an alarming debt of P2.3 billion, at a yearly payment of P273 million, while allocating only P4 million for medicines, and P11 million for medical supplies at the Ospital Ning Angeles this year. Or why Lazatin, even as part of the minority failed to raise any objection to the use of the loans. The public has the right to know,” Cauguiran said.
“It is unfair to the students and faculty, the public and the organizers that candidates themselves who are supposed to welcome public discussion of their platforms are themselves fearful of public forums,” he added.
Cauguiran said he also accepted an invitation by
DEBATE. Mayoralty bet and Partido Kambilan official candidate Alex Caugurian takes his turn during the debate initiated by the Angeles University Foundation on March 22.---Contributed