Bigcas to run as guv of Bukidnon-A A +A
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
CONTROVERSIAL car dealer Lynard Allan Bigcas announced his plan of running for governor in Bukidnon in next year’s elections under the administration’s Liberal Party.
Bigcas will be running against Jose Ma. Zubiri, the incumbent vice governor of Bukidnon. He is set to file his certificate of candidacy (COC) Tuesday at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) office in Malaybalay City.
A native of Talakag town, Bigcas told Sun.Star in a phone interview that he wants to effect change in Bukidnon.
Bigcas earlier eyed the mayoralty seat of Talakag but decided to settle for the gubernatorial post reportedly to fight against the dynasty of Zubiri, who had ruled the province for so long.
“Over the years, I have seen no progress in Bukidnon, particularly in my hometown,’ he said.
Bigcas said lots of supporters, especially from Malacañang, urged him to run for a higher position.
“If given the chance, I will come up with good platforms to develop Bukidnon, especially in terms of agriculture since the province is one of the food baskets in Mindanao,” he said.
With this, Bigcas is calling for support from his constituents and asked them to give him a chance.
Bigcas became controversial after he was linked to alleged smuggling of luxury motorcycles and vehicles. He was also charged with illegal possession of firearms.
Recently, he was also arrested for possession of illegal drugs but had since bailed out.
But despite the smuggling and drug issues, Bigcas said many people still believed in him as a person, as a fighter for change and a man who loves and accepts the challenge.
“I may have done something in my past that caused people to judge me this bad but I have learned from it now and is moving forward, following God’s purpose in my life,” he said.
He said being a public servant is his call, citing that his province really needs changing.
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on October 02, 2012.