LP-Bacolod might field only councilor bets-A A +A
Saturday, July 7, 2012
THE administration's Liberal Party (LP) might field only candidates for councilors in Bacolod City.
This was the assessment of Bacolod City Councilor Elcid Familiaran, member of the local LP Executive Committee, after having a consultation meeting with LP provincial chair Rep. Albee Benitez (3rd District).
Frank Carbon, LP Bacolod chief, said they held a consultation meeting with Benitez after they were advised by the national directorate of the party that they should consult Benitez on whatever plans they have regarding the party, especially in line with the forthcoming 2013 elections.
Carbon said they asked Benitez if they could have a complete slate in the city and that Benitez advised them to bring up the matter to the national director.
Carbon also revealed that they nominated former Vice Mayor Ramiro Garcia to be the LP's bet for mayor in the city but Garcia refused. He added that they submitted the name of former Councilor Lyndon Caña to be their bet for the congressional seat in the Lone District of Bacolod and Councilor Archie Baribar as the party's candidate for Vice Mayor.
However, Familiaran said he believes the party will support only bets for councilors in the city and that each party member will also be given the free choice to join in any major local political party in the city.
He said he is definitely seeking re-election and that his colleagues in “the first five” at the City Council, namely councilors Archie Baribar, Sonia Verdeflor, Elmer Sy and Catalino Alisbo, will also be seeking re-election under the LP banner.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on July 07, 2012.