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Friday, September 14, 2012
SEVERAL mayors and leaders of One Cebu have reportedly asked Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia to stay in Cebu because the party needs her and they feel Cebu still needs her.
At least two mayors believe Gov. Gwen will seek a congressional seat in Cebu, most probably the third district, instead of a seat in the Senate.
The ground has been laid for Gov. Gwen to stay.
But is she going or staying?
A recent Pulso ng Pilipino survey by The Issues and Advocacy
Center showed Gov. Gwen did not make it to the top 22 names of potential
Senate bets that people are bound to recall.
Only 12 seats will be contested next year.
Would she rather go to the bigger house? “Between going and staying the day wavers,” the poet and Nobel Prize for Literature winner Octavio Paz said.
Rep. Tomas Osmeña said he never expected Gov. Gwen to proceed with a Senate campaign.
“Multiple sources confirmed that Gov. Gwen Garcia has gotten cold feet and decided to abandon her Senate bid. She just can’t win. I believe she never had a chance. Her horse would attract more votes,” he said.
Only Gov. Gwen can dispute the diktat of Rep. Osmeña, her all-knowing critic and the Oracle of Guadalupe.
Cebu City Councilor Rodrigo “Bebot” Abellanosa ran for barangay captain to keep the peace between feuding siblings who both wanted to run for the post.
He endorsed a replacement for the late councilor Ely Abellana in the City Council but
was instead the one chosen as replacement.
Now that he plans to run for congressman of Cebu City’s south district, his strongest opponent, former congressman Tony Cuenco, withdrew for health reasons.
Learn more about the man in our interview with co-host Ricky Poca of Cebu Daily News in “My Politics” aired over MyTV (Channel 28) at 8 a.m. and 10 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 15, 2012.