Makabayan Coalition-Caloocan to launch caravan protest vs labeling

THE Makabayan Coalition-Caloocan City will held a caravan-protest today, January 31, 2013, to show its anger against the Comelec on Election (Comelec) and the Aquino regime for labeling Makabayan Coaliton Caloocan City Chairman Ferdinand “Ka Ferdy” Gundayao as nuisance candidate.

Hundreds of supporters of Ka Ferdy will assemble in Makabayan Caloocan headquarters in Tala at 8am, conduct “operation-dikit” (postering) along major roads in district II and is expected to be at COMELEC National Office in Intramuros at 10:30 in the morning.

Ferdinand Gundayao, with his lawyer and fellow leaders will proceed to Chairman Sixto Brillantes’ office to demands Ka Ferdy’s legitimacy as candidate. The protest will also highlight forty to fifty people wearing “Ka Ferdy’s mask” signifying that he is a true leader of the people. He represents and serves them.

The Commision on Election release on its official website last January 15, 2013 a list of the so-called 73 nuisance candidates running from local positions for the May 13 poll.

Makabayan Coaliton-Caloocan chairman Ferdinand Gundayao itself stated: “Generally speaking, this is a clear violation of rights of an ordinary citizen to run the government. But if we look into the motive, he added, this is clearly a political harassment from those who get affronted from my advocacies and platforms”.

“I don’t even get a chance to prove my legitimacy prior to the promulgation held,” he said. ]

Ka Ferdy is running for councilor in 2nd district of Caloocan & is active on a mass campaign against the privatization of Tala Hospital in Caloocan in line with the PPP of P-noy.

As a leader-activist, he also opposes massive demolition and dislocation of urban poor communities in Caloocan and calls for adequate jobs & wages, education and other social services.

“Ka Ferdy is certainly not a nuisance candidate but a true nationalist, pro-people leader struggling for good governance and genuine change not only in Caloocan but in the whole nation as well”, Ms. Jingky Sacandal, Makabayan Coalition-Caloocan Secretary-General cited.

She added: “How can a leader, who speaks out the aspirations of the under-privileged be a mock candidate? Makabayan is a principled & legitimate Coalition, has tens of thousands of members and machineries across the nation. It is a grave insult to many people whom it serves”.

Ferdinand Gundayao, also the chairman of Bayan Muna Partylist Caloocan runs for councilor in the 2nd district of Caloocan and is lined-up under the mayoralty and congressional bid of RJ and current Mayor Recom Echiverri accordingly.

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