From Tessa Lopez, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan – Bikol, forwarded by Vince Casilihan.
Teodoro ad in Pacquiao fight, done in bad taste
As with most Filipinos, we enjoyed the Pacquiao-Hatton fight last Sunday even if it was quite short and it had a lot of commercials. But what really is irritating and is almost surely anomalous is the supposed infomercial of the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) which has Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro giving tips on disaster by spelling out his surname.
This is an ill-disguised campaign gimmick for his 2010 presidential bid and it is at the expense once again of the Filipino people, because it was funded from the taxpayer’s coffers. Here in Bicol where calamities always occur, we take it as an insult that Teodoro is using our plight as well as the people’s money to push for his election. We hope that this is immediately investigated and that Teodoro be held accountable.