Leonardia: No need for NPC to padlock doors to Golez-A A +A
Monday, September 17, 2012
BACOLOD City Mayor Evelio Leonardia said the Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC) does not need to padlock its doors to Bacolod City lone district Representative Anthony Golez Jr.
“He can stay with the NPC but he cannot be assured that he will enjoy the equity of the incumbent because such policy is not absolutely practiced in the party. Such can only be enjoyed by the one who deserved it,” the mayor said.
Leonardia cited the disloyalty shown by Golez when the lawmaker went against the Charter Day celebration, revised Revenue Code and the Special Education Fund. They even used Congress to lambast us, he said.
There were reports recently that Leonardia could not get the endorsement of the NPC in his plan to run for congressman and they don't have good relations with NPC President Emeritus Danding Cojuangco.
Leonardia said that such propaganda showed that the opponent has panicked. He labeled it as a form of sourgraping, considering that 51 out of 61 barangay captains and 55 SK support him.
"There are things that I know that I don't want to reveal it. Our group in NPC in Bacolod will make an official announcement in due time, insofar as our slate is concerned. We are taking time because we want to disclose it in the most appropriate and convenient for us," he said.
When asked if he is confident that he will get the party endorsement in his bid to run for Congress, he said, "I am the shy type. I would rather let the document speak for itself."
Golez earlier said that, if ever he will be kicked out of the NPC, he might seek reelection as an independent candidate but he will remain as an NPC member by heart and mind.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on September 17, 2012.