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Gordon: Villar is ‘fooling the poor’

>> Friday, March 12, 2010

Senator Gordon just had it with Senator Villar's exploitation of the poor in his TV Ads:

Bagumbayan standard-bearer Richard Gordon on Friday chided fellow presidential candidate Manuel Villar Jr. for “fooling the poor" with his campaign advertisements, saying the Nacionalista Party (NP) bet has done nothing to alleviate poverty while in office.

Gordon said Villar seems to be “exploiting" the poor with his TV ads, where the NP presidential bet claims he will end poverty in the country.

“There’s too much exploitation of the poor. Parang niloloko ang mga mahihirap (It appears that he is fooling the poor)," he said of Villar’s advertisements after speaking at the Chamber of Thrift Banks (CTB) National Convention in Makati City on Friday.

Gordon likewise questioned Villar’s track record, asking what his fellow senator has done to help the poor while in office.

“When you look at his track record, naging Speaker, naging Senate President, naging congressman, naging senador. Bakit ngayon lang biglang haharap sa mga mahihirap? Ano’ng ginawa niya noong nandun sya?" he said.

“All the bills he signed were to enhance housing," he added.

Villar, a housing industry businessman and the country’s richest senator, served three terms in the Lower House from 1992 to 2001, and was Speaker from 1998 to 2000. After that, he served as senator from 2001 up to the present, and was Senate President from 2006 to 2008. He has been in the Congress for almost 18 years.

Source: GMANews

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