LP-Bacolod to finalize slate on Saturday-A A +A
Friday, September 7, 2012
POLITICAL parties are now starting to fuel their political machineries to prepare for the forthcoming filing of candidacy for the local candidates set on October 1-5, 2012.
Councilor Archie Baribar who is a new Liberal Party (LP) member along with his party mates Councilors Sonya Verdeflor, El Cid Familiaran, Catalino Alisbo and Elmer Sy will attend the Liberal Party meeting set this Saturday to discuss the slate for Bacolod.
Baribar who is eyeing the vice mayoralty post has remained mum in his plans as he will abide by the LP decision.
"We will have a meeting on Saturday and we might be able to finalize our political positions," he said.
For now, nothing is final and practically nothing is definite.
As to his present political ties with former Bacolod City Representative Monico Puentevella, he said, "When a door closes, two doors might open," speculating that Puenevella's choice for Vice Mayor is with businessman Vladimir Gonzalez and not him.
He said that such choice does not affect him personally and politically. "I don't need anyone. I need everyone. I will remain mysterious after our meeting this Saturday. There are communication lines open with Newks. I hope it will not be shortened."
His colleagues Councilors Verdeflor, Familiaran, Sy and Alisbo will remain with him as he remains with them. Whatever his decision and the party decision will be supported by them as they all board in one boat.
He added that pursuing the position of the Vice Mayor has great weight. "But we are trying to consider all factors. But the LP decision has weight that we have to consider. We cannot disregard it. LP is now our main aggrupation. (Carla N. Canet)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on September 07, 2012.