Turn­coat­ism

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Dur­ing the elec­tion sea­son, can­di­dates elicit sup­port from their sup­port­ers and the elec­torate in gen­eral: the more sup­port­ers, the more votes, and the more chances of win­ning. This is the essence of woo­ing and win­ning for the num­bers to get an elec­tive posi t i on.

Dur­ing the same sea­son, there are those hard­core sup­port­ers who are will­ing to die for their can­di­dates. On the other hand, there are those who give their sup­port as they get paid. There are those, too, who prac­tice fa­nati­cism, re­gard­less whether there are prom­ises for some­thing or not.

The elec­tion is a test of loy­alty and how far or how far al­lies would go for their can­di­dates. It’s a test of strength of can­di­dates’sup­port­ers whether they would make their bets win or lose. In them, the voice of the ma­jor­ity is heard. The voice of the peo­ple is the voice of God.

Dur­ing the same sea­son, po­lit­i­cal turn­coat­ism be­comes nor­mal. There are some po­lit­i­cal sup­port­ers who change horses dur­ing the elec­tion sea­son. Al­though ev­ery­one has the right to choose their own can­di­dates to sup­port, it seems to be a form of dis­loy­alty to switch sup­port to the other can­di­date or the op­po­nent of those pre­vi­ously sup­ported by one.

Re­cently, for­mer Cand­aba Mayor and Pam­panga Mayors’League pres­i­dent Jerry Pe­layo has de­nied work­ing as a cam­paign man­ager of Pam­panga gu­ber­na­to­rial can­di­date and Ba­color Mayor Jo­mar Hi­zon.

The for­mer mayor like­wise stated that he is “keenly watch­ing” the ad­vo­ca­cies of cur­rent Pam­panga Vice-Gov­er­nor and gu­ber­na­to­rial can­di­date Den­nis Pineda. Hi­zon and Pineda will face each other in the said po­lit­i­cal race this com­ing May 2019 mid-term elect i ons.

Mean­while, some for­mer barangay cap­tains in the City of San Fer­nando had aban­doned in­cum­bent city’s Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin re-elec­tion bid and ex­pressed their sup­port to in­cum­bent city coun­cilor Angie Hi­zon.

The for­mer barangay ex­ec­u­tives al­leged that Lazatin did not pro­vide sup­port to their re­spec­tive barangays af­ter the lat­ter won as the city’s Vice Mayor. In­stead, they are now sup­port­ing Lazatin’s neme­sis in Hi­zon.

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A sum­mit for young en­trepreneurs was re­cently con­ducted through the part­ner­ship of the Sang­gu­ni­ang Ka­bataan (SK) Fed­er­a­tion of Pam­panga and RiceUp Farm­ers Inc. and Brigham Young Hawaii - En­ac­tus dur­ing the First Youth So­cial En­trepreneur­ship Sum­mit con­ducted in Lubao town r ecent l y.

Ex-of­fi­cio Board Mem­ber and SK Fed­er­a­tion pres­i­dent Moshe Lac­son led

youth lead­ers in learn­ing how to cre­ate busi­ness can­vass, mod­els and plans for their so­cial en­ter­prises. Ac­cord­ing to him, the aim of such ac­tiv­ity is to help the youth in boost­ing their in­ter­est in en­ter­prises par­tic­u­larly in agriculture.

Lac­son, who hails from Ma­galang town, is on the right track in lead­ing the way for SK lead­ers learn how to be­come en­trepreneurs. He is start­ing them young and right.

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