Lawyer joins Bacolod congressional derby-A A +A
Friday, October 5, 2012
LAWYER Lyndon Caña filed on Thursday his certificate of candidacy (COC) as an independent candidate for congressman in the lone district of Bacolod, making the Bacolod congressional derby a three cornered fight.
The post is being eyed by Caña, incumbent Representative Anthony Golez, Jr. and congressional candidate Mayor Evelio R. Leonardia.
Caña filed his COC with his wife Mary Ann and other members of his family.
He believes that the people of Bacolod deserve a third choice and an option. There has been a very strong clamor for another choice and another option in the city's representation for congress, he said.
The two frontrunners reelectionist Golez and Leonardia will fight for the post and “they will do it in a battle of political machineries.”
However, there are people in the city who want conscience to determine their choice and this will give conscience an opportunity to express itself, said Caña.
He said he is running for Congress, as Bacolod City and the nation have crucial issues that are involved and intertwined, and Congress is the best place to defend the nation and the city.
There is already a momentum of the "Matuwid na Daan" and Congress will be the battle ground for this crusade for righteousness in governance, he added.
He also said that he did not join any political party because "this is my conviction in my consultation with the people. Running as an independent candidate is my way of doing things. I ran in the past as an independent candidate. I am very comfortable in running as an independent candidate. I am answerable to God and people. We are not beholden to anyone and we can decide on things on our own for our people."
He said his wife and mother fully supported his bid for Congress. They told him, "Kung saan ka masaya, suportahan kita."
Caña has served his full three terms as councilor of Bacolod and ran for vice mayor in the past. (CNC)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on October 05, 2012.