Pulong wants ‘experienced leader’ as ABC prexy-A A +A
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
DAVAO City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte said on Tuesday that he wants an "experienced leader" as the next Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) president and ex-officio member of the City Council.
"Mas nindot nang experyensyado na gyud. Kanang nakalingkod na gyud kay kabalo na gyud sa pamaagi (One who has an experience is an advantage. Someone who has been in service)," said Duterte, who was a former ABC president for two terms, 2007-2010 and 2010-2013.
However, Duterte refused to name his bet. He was quick to add: "Secret!" His wife, January, won in the recently concluded barangay elections in her first break in politics.
"Wala ko manghilabot ana. Kay kadtong Liga president pa ko, pagdagan nako wala may nakialam nako. Gitagaan nako sila ug freedom. Abre man na para sa tanan (I did not meddle with that. When I ran as the Liga president, it was my own decision. I gave them the freedom to choose. That position is open for all)," he said.
Duterte said he does not want his wife for the position.
"Advice nako para sa akong asawa dili lang sa, lisud nang muguyod kag Liga president unya suko sa imoha magpaguyod. Unya kung mag away ming duha, human ang storya nato ani (I told my wife not this time. It's going to be so hard to have a wife who is the Liga president)," he said.
Aside from being an "experienced leader," he said he wants the next ABC president to be proactive.
"Kanang pinakadali maguyod nako pareha anang naay baha, kadtong nag tuyok-tuyok ko (Someone who is quick to respond to needs)," Duterte said.
When asked if he was referring to Angela Librado-Trinidad, Duterte only said: "Angging? Konsehal man siya, dili man Liga president (She was a former councilor, not a Liga president)."
Librado-Trinidad got 5,371 votes beating her closest opponent, outgoing barangay councilor Samson Villasis who garnered 3,985 votes. Another councilor Ike Yuzon got 2,735 votes while Jonathan Santes, brother of incumbent barangay captain Joel Santes got 1,396 votes.
The other newly-elected barangay captains who are being eyed for the ABC president post are Edgar Ibuyan Jr. of Barangay 5-A, former councilor Arnulfo Cabling of Barangay Ilang, former councilor Dante Apostol of Panacan, Wilbert Al-ag of Bangkas Heights.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on November 06, 2013.