‘Gwen running for VG is impossible’-A A +A
Monday, September 17, 2012
THREE mayors under One Cebu Party and Rep. Pablo John Garcia (3rd district, Cebu) said the option that Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia will run for vice governor will not happen.
Rep. Pablo John, secretary general of One Cebu and the governor’s brother, said is it impossible.
“No, there’s absolutely no possibility of that happening,” Pablo John said in his text message yesterday.
The third district mayors have asked the governor to run for congresswoman, yet rumors floated that the governor might also choose to run for vice governor.
Asturias Mayor Allan Adlawan told Sun.Star Cebu that the option of Gov. Gwen to run for vice governor is remote since the party announced former Danao vice mayor Ramon “Boboy” Durano IV as One Cebu’s vice gubernatorial bet.
Pablo John will run for governor under One Cebu.
“We never talked about that in the One Cebu Party,” Adlawan said of a possible Garcia-Magpale contest for vice governor.
Asturias belongs to the third district. The mayor said that even when they had a meeting last Friday at the Marco Polo Hotel with the third district mayors, they never mentioned the idea that Garcia will run for vice governor.
However, he said, they want Garcia to run for a congressional seat.
Moalboal Mayor Inocentes Cabaron believed that it is better if the governor will run for congresswoman in the third district.
“Gamay ang gasto, gamay ang area… para nako mas maayo ang congresswoman (It will cost less, and the area is smaller…I think it’s better if she runs for Congress),” Cabaron said.
He said it still depends on the governor’s decision.
Naga City Mayor Valdemar Chiong said the governor can help more Cebuanos if she stays in Cebu and will no longer pursue her senatorial bid.
He said whatever the position the governor wishes to run for the 2013 elections, as long as she stays in Cebu, then it would be better.
“Bisag ma-vice governor o congresswoman basta ari lang siya sa Cebu ug makatabang sa grupo (Whether it’s vice governor or congresswoman as long as she stays in Cebu, that can help the group),” Chiong said.
Garcia, chairman of the One Cebu party, is still mum about her decision whether to pursue her plan for senate.
Earlier, Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale said she did not discount the possibility of facing the governor in next year’s election and she is prepared for it.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 17, 2012.