One Cebu still undecided on who’ll run for 2nd dist.-A A +A
Monday, October 1, 2012
ONE Cebu party is careful in selecting a Provincial Board (PB) member candidate for the second district, saying they want someone who is loyal, has the same direction as the party and does not have a questionable character.
Rep. Pablo John Garcia (Cebu, 3rd district), secretary general of One Cebu, said they are still deciding who will be the candidate for the PB in the second district.
Last Aug. 29, PB Members Wilfredo Caminero and Peter John Calderon left One Cebu and took their oath as Liberal party members.
Garcia said once an ally turns his back on the party despite what the governor has done for him, he is showing a defect in his character.
Garcia earlier said they are considering Dalaguete Mayor Ronald Cesante for the second district.
Deputy Speaker Pablo Garcia, his father, said that in the future, Cesante will not only be seen in Dalaguete but in the entire district.
Cesante told Sun.Star Cebu that One Cebu has six to eight names being considered for the position. He said the party has screened and interviewed the candidates and did a background check on them. When asked if he is on the list, Cesante said he is part of the screening committee.
Next year, Garcia will run for governor with former Danao vice mayor Ramon “Boboy” Durano IV as his running mate.
They will be running against LP gubernatorial candidate Hilario Davide III and vice gubernatorial candidate Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale.
Meanwhile, Glenn Baricuatro will run for the third time as mayor of Pinamungajan, Cebu. His running mate will be Councilor Marcelo T. Gerongco.
Baricuatro said he is confident he will win this time.
“I assure you and the people of Pinamungajan that this time I’m going to win this fight,” Baricuatro told reporters.
Baricuatro ran and lost in the 2007 and 2010 elections against incumbent Mayor Geraldine Yapha.
He said it is to his advantage that Gov. Gwen Garcia will run for congresswoman in the third district where they will be more united.
“Factor na nga angayang tan-awon sa mga kaatbang ug sa nagplan nga moatbang (It is a factor that the opponents should consider),” Baricuatro said.
Last Friday, Gov. Garcia asked for the support of the residents in Barangay Mangoto, Pinamungajan in her congressional bid.
Gwen distributed financial assistance in Pinamungajan on the same day. In her speech, she said she will give the third district the same service that she gave the entire province.
The governor has abandoned her plan to seek a seat in the Senate and chose to run for third district representative instead.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 01, 2012.