Lawmaker: I will stay with Nationalist People’s Coalition-A A +A
Friday, August 17, 2012
BACOLOD City lone district Representative Anthony Golez Jr. said he will maintain his political affiliation with the Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC), even if his party mates will kick him out.
“We are already in the 3-D (3 dimensional) and LED (light emitting diode) generation. Hitting below the belt falls on the Betamax mindset,” said Golez against Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia, who has accused him of disloyalty to the party.
Leonardia, the chairman of the Bacolod NPC, is in his third and last term as mayor. He said he will gun for the city’s lone representation in Congress against Golez who is expected to seek reelection in 2013.
Leonardia and his NPC allies considered Golez’s opposition to the city’s Revised Tax Code of Bacolod, change of Charter Day celebration from October 19 to June 18 and the Special Education Fund, as disloyalty to the party.
“He tackled those issues intentionally without discussing them at the local level. Such acts are inimical to NPC interest,” Leonardia said.
Leonardia also pointed out that the equity of incumbent is not absolute, implying that NPC may yet endorse him when he runs for Congress against his party mate, Golez. (Carla N. Canet)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on August 17, 2012.