Magpale, I have equal chance in 2013: Boboy-A A +A
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
FORMER Danao vice mayor Ramon “Boboy” Durano IV believes he and Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale have a fair chance of winning the 2013 vice gubernatorial contest since both of them are first-timers in province-wide campaigning.
Durano is the One Cebu Party bet while Magpale is running under the Liberal Party (LP).
Durano said during the 888 News Forum yesterday that the only edge Magpale has is her experience as a Provincial Board member and her age.
But Magpale said age has nothing to do with running, since what counts is sincerity in public service.
“Age has nothing to do (with running). Even if you’re young, if you’re a traditional politician, then you’re old,” Magpale told Sun.Star Cebu.
Good track record
The vice governor said her track record is good.
“Wa man koy kaso (I am not facing any case). I do not know kung siya duna ba (if he has any),” the vice governor said, referring to Boboy.
Durano said many have asked him what he thought about his opponent having more experience.
“I told them I don’t want to argue with that. She is 20 years older than me,” Durano said.
He said there is always a place for everybody, yet the people need someone who has more drive, stamina and vision.
“Both of us have a fair chance in this game right now,” Durano said.
Magpale and Durano are relatives.
Magpale is the running mate of LP gubernatorial aspirant Hilario Davide III, a lawyer.
Durano is the running mate of One Cebu gubernatorial bet Rep. Pablo John Garcia (Cebu, third district).
Asked whether there’s a chance Gov. Gwen Garcia will run for vice governor, Durano said this will never happen, although the party’s decision will always prevail.
“I had a good talk with the governor and that will never happen,” Durano said.
Gwen figured in the 25th spot in the latest Pulse Asia survey of senatorial aspirants.
Among her options is to run for Congress in the third district.
Durano, meanwhile, said a member’s loyalty to the party is important, adding that the other party might be the one that needs a loyalty check.
“Kung di ka loyal sa imong (If you’re not loyal to your) party, then you would be called a political butterfly,” Durano said.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 19, 2012.