The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) must be a good milking cow for funds that shall be used to advanced the personal interest of individuals aspiring to hold higher office.
Look what TESDA Director General Joel Villanueva is doing. I already get too much of his faces anywhere. I should have not care if his faces are posted anywhere and if all TV ads carry his face if he use his personal money but for God sake, he is using taxpayer’s money.
Clearly, TESDA Director General Joel Villanueva is not promoting TESDA; he is promoting himself! What he is doing is an early political campaign already done before by his predecessor Augusto Syjuco.
If not with the early campaign by no less than President Noynoy for Joel Villanueva, I would give the young man the benifit of the doubt. But for God’s sake, the president already made it public that Joel Villanueva will be in Liberal’s senatorial bet in the 2013 elections. Both President Aquino and Director General Villanueva lack a sense of respect to the Filipino nation. Both lack a sense of delicadeza.
Villanueva should stop using the funds intended for the Filipino youth to fuel his ambition to become senator.
How much taxpayer’s money Villanueva has spent – we don’t know. It must be millions considering the cost of running TV ads today.
In his Manila Standard Today’s column, Alvin Capino told his readers:
Villanueva must be spending tens of millions of Tesda funds to promote himself. An anti-graft crusader will clearly see that this is wrong. Apparently for Villanueva, there is nothing wrong in taking advantage of Tesda resources.
In the same column, Capino has vivid description of where to find Villanueva.
He has a running television commercial. He has an electronic billboard in Edsa. He has a huge billboard at NLEX. The vans of Tesda have been plastered with his face. There are many other collateral materials with his face and his name, ostensibly promoting Tesda programs but in reality promoting his candidacy.
I found Villanueva even in online courses offered by TESDA. I hate faces especially when I know the vested interest of the face.
People come to TESDA to learn and have some skills and not to see the face of young and ambitious Joel Villanueva.
This is how Joel Villanueva replicate what his predecessor has done before. This is how Joel Villanueva spend millions of taxpayer’s money to promote his self interest. As former anti-graft crusader, I believe Villanueva is aware that he is abusing his power.
Let us remember that the former TESDA Director Augusto Syjuco has been accused of violations of Republic Act 3019 or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, RA 6713 or the Code of Conduct of and Ethical Standards for Government Officials and Employees and other violations.
Now, I am accusing TESDA Director Joel Villanueva the same.