Controversial car dealer ‘not an LP member’-A A +A
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
CONTROVERSIAL car dealer Lynard Allan Bigcas is not a member of the Liberal Party (LP), according to Senator Teofisto Guingona III.
Bigcas filed his certificate of candidacy (CoC) for governor of Bukidnon reportedly under LP at the Commissions on Elections in Malaybalay City on Tuesday.
“Let me set the record straight. A certain Lynard Allan Bigcas, who filed his candidacy to run as governor of Bukidnon, is not a member of the Liberal Party,” Guingona said in a statement.
Guingona said Bigcas’ “reported declaration that he is an LP candidate in Bukidnon is totally false.”
On Sunday, Bigcas attended a gathering of LP candidates and supporters in Maramag, Bukidnon where he announced his intention to run as governor of Bukidnon against Jose Ma. Zubiri, the incumbent vice governor.
In a phone interview, Bigcas, a native of Talakag town, said he wants to effect changes in Bukidnon and fight against the Zubiri dynasty, who had ruled the province for so long.
“Over the years, I have seen no progress in Bukidnon, particularly in my hometown. 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.
Bigcas has been facing charges for alleged car smuggling, illegal weapon trade and drug problems.
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 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 I’m moving forward, following God’s purpose in my life,” he said.
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on October 03, 2012.