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Rep. Mark Mendoza to Roxas: Spare non-political groups

Aug 11, 2015 @ 4:10

Batangas 4th District Rep. Mark Llandro Mendoza is asking Interior secretary Mar Roxas to leave non-political groups alone in his election campaign for 2016.

Mendoza revealed the Congressional Spouses Foundation Inc. (CSFI), a non-profit, non-political group composed of the wives and husbands of lawmakers, is now being targeted to ensure victory for Roxas’ presidential bid.

According to the Batangas lawmaker, Roxas’ mother Judy Araneta-Roxas invited CSFI head, Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte, for a lunch meeting at the Gloria Maris restaurant last week.

It is the same venue where allies of Roxas gathered last week to show support for the Liberal Party bet.

Mukhang wala nang hiya-hiya ito. (It looks like there is no more shame here) It appears nothing will be spared in their efforts to get Mar elected,” stated Mendoza, who is expected to be the Nationalist People’s Coalition’s (NPC) bet for governor in Batangas next year.

“Even what should not be politicized is being politicized,” he added.

“These are acts of desperation. The CSFI is traditionally non-partisan and non-political because it’s supposed to be a venue where its members can work together without regard for the political affiliations of their spouses,” the Batangas lawmaker further pointed out.

Mendoza accused Mrs. Roxas of “pulling all the stops to get her son elected.”

“This is a Mar-for-president train that has no brakes, ethical or otherwise,” he said.

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