At the Palarong Quezon provincial athletic meet at
the San Narciso Central School here, Nantes called on the people of
Quezon who" truly love their province" to vote a resounding "No" during
the Dec. 13 plebiscite on Republic Act No. 9495 which calls for the
split of Quezon provided affirmed by the voters.
The governor said he remained silent about the issue
during the past several months because he concentrated on bringing
development projects to all parts of Quezon, particularly the
construction of 330 school rooms and improvement of infrastructure
projects all over the province.
Nantes cited a passage from the Holy Bible about
King Solomon and two mothers who bitterly contested for custody of a
child. Earlier, the mother, whose child died, swapped her dead baby
with a live child whose mother was sleeping. When the mother woke up
and discovered what happened, she appealed to King Solomon who
immediately called the other mother to return the baby.
But the other mother refused to return the baby. So
King Solomon ordered the baby to be split into two to satisfy the two
The true mother objected to the king’s
decision and said she would agree to give her baby to the other mother
just to let her child remain undivided and alive. Hearing this, Solomon
declared "you are the true mother and you truly love your child because
you don’t want your child to be divided!"
Nantes told 5,000 residents, public officials,
teachers, athletes and students at the Palarong Quezon that "those who
don’t want to divide Quezon are those who truly love their