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Oriental Mindoro Gov. Bonz Dolor hits rival for using scholarship distribution to campaign

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Oriental Mindoro Gov. Bonz Dolor is not happy with how his rival for the gubernatorial post has used the distribution of scholars’ allowances to campaign.

In a Facebook post, Dolor shared that he received a complaint from parents that their children, who are government scholars, were kept for hours at the St. Antony College when they went to get their P2,000 allowance.

Dolor said thousands of students were made to go to the area to listen for hours to messages badmouthing other candidates.

He said he was saddened that students were made to listen and wait for so long when the allowance they were supposed to get come from public funds.

Parents had reported to him that their children grew hungry as they waited hours for their money, and some even got wet in the rain.

He shared some photos of the event as well as one of the messages he received.

Children should be spared from being used in politics!

“Nakakalungkot na kailangan pang pahirapan ang mga kabataan na Iskolar ng Bayan para makuha ang 2,000 allowance na mula din naman sa buwis ng mamamayan.

Tinipon ng maaga sa St. Anthony College sa Calapan ang libo-libong kabataan upang makinig sa mga paulit-ulit na mapanirang mensahe at inabot na ng hatinggabi.

Maraming mensahe ng pag-aalala mula sa mga magulang ang ipinarating sa akin: gutom ang mga bata, walang agahan dahil sa maagang umalis ng tahanan, maraming hanggang ngayon ay nakapila pa, at yung mga umuwi na ay basang-basa na sa ulan.

Ito ay isa sa mga litrato at mensaheng ipinadala sa akin ngayon…,” Dolor posted.