PDP announces candidates for Misamis Oriental posts-A A +A
Sunday, September 30, 2012
THE head of the Padayon Pilipino political party, Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Vicente Emano, led all other officials of the party and its candidates for Misamis Oriental in a meeting held Friday morning at the Harbor Lights Inn to finalize their slate before the coming dates for the filing of certificates of candidacy for the May 2013 elections.
Emano, who had served as governor of Misamis Oriental, thanked the supporters and urged his family members who are running for various positions to never forget in their lifetime the service they owe to the people of the province.
Emano’s brother Oloy is mayor of Tagoloan, his son Yevgeny is congressman of the province’s second district, and his daughter Nadya is a city councilor of Cagayan de Oro.
He said he takes great pride that he was given a son and daughter who are doing good as public servants.
“Yes it is a privilege to be in public service, but is not a license to abuse the people,” he said.
Yevgeny, more popularly known as Bambi, is running for governor of Misamis Oriental.
“Give me and my son another chance to serve you again,” the elder Emano said, notwithstanding the desertion from the party of some of its leaders to the Liberal Party.
He added that he will still run for mayor of Cagayan de Oro despite facing several cases, including one for suspension, filed against him by political opponents in the recent months.
He said public service is a passage to serve the people, especially the poor.
In the same meeting, Bambi recognized the mayors and other municipal officials of the province who have remained loyal to the Padayon Pilipino.
“I accept the challenge to run for governor and be the bearer of the PDP in Misamis Oriental,” he said.
Bambi’s running mate for vice governor is Joey Pelaez, a grandson of the former vice president of the Philippines.
The party’s candidate for congressman in the 2nd district is Jun Baculio, but they have yet to announce their congressional candidate for the 1st district.
For the Provincial Board, the candidates for the 1st district are Roldan Lagbas, Dr. Rey Moreno (a brother of incumbent Gov. Oscar Moreno), Biboy Motumol, Jun Cubillo, Jun Merkado and for the 2nd district, Arrish Canonigo, Grace Acain, Heckert Emano and Nancy S. Madjos.
Bambi urged the Padayon Pilipino officials, candidates and supporters to stay united for the coming elections.
“This is not the end, but the beginning of the victory of the people of Misamis Oriental,” he assured. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on October 01, 2012.