Alliance with PJ still on, Gullas explains-A A +A
Saturday, March 16, 2013
TALISAY City mayoral aspirant Rep. Eduardo Gullas yesterday made clear that he has not shifted his support away from Rep. Pablo John Garcia, who is running for governor.
This, after Gullas praised the Liberal Party's (LP) candidate for governor, Hilario "Junjun" Davide III, and mentioned Davide's candidacy during the groundbreaking of the P28.2-million widening and improvement of Langtad Bridge in Naga City.
In his speech during the groundbreaking ceremony, Congressman Gullas described Davide as "a worthy son of a very great father" and mentioned his bid to be elected as governor in the May 13 polls.
But interviewed after his speech, Gullas pointed out he only acknowledged Davide and said what he knows of him.
"You mention what you heard because I think that is your task (as speaker). If you ask me if I shifted, I have not shifted. I never shifted," he said.
Gullas added that he will continue to campaign for his fellow congressman, Garcia.
Gullas had also served as governor of Cebu during the Marcos years, until the Edsa uprising in 1986.
It was in October last year when Gullas announced that he and his party, Alayon, will be supporting Congressman Garcia's candidacy. Garcia is serving his second term as congressman of Cebu Province's third district, a position that his sister, suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, is now running for.
Aside from Garcia, Gullas said he is not supporting the bid of Cebu City Councilor Raul "Yayoy" Alcoseba to be elected as Provincial Board (PB) member representing the first district.
Gullas also acknowledged and mentioned Alcoseba's candidacy in his speech. The three-termer city councilor attended the groundbreaking ceremony yesterday.
Gullas said his support will continue to be for incumbent PB Members Sergio Restauro and Julian Daan, who is currently acting vice governor of Cebu.
"I will still support them in their campaign," he said.
Also last night, Vice President Jejomar Binay said the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) will continue to support suspended Governor Garcia.
Binay attended the 27th Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry Conference at the Radisson Blu Hotel yesterday.
Garcia is currently suspended for grave abuse of authority, as a result of an administrative case filed by the late Vice Gov. Gregorio Sanchez.
Binay said that he, former president Joseph Ejercito Estrada, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and other national leaders will always show their support for Garcia.
"Di magbabago yun (That will not change)," he told reporters in a press conference.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on March 16, 2013.