Baybay mayoralty bet holds proclamation rally

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013


BAYBAY CITY - Mayoralty bet Marilou Galenzoga said she is confident she will win in the May 2013 elections as majority of the people are now clamoring for “kausaban” (change).

Galenzoga made the statement during their proclamation rally on Sunday night at the city’s public plaza.

Galenzoga, who is seeking a public post for the first time and running under the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), said that the family of incumbent mayor, Carmen Cari, has ruled Baybay for 32 years with an “iron fist.”

“(But) today is a special day because it is the start of a new beginning for Baybayanons and the end of Carmen Cari’s and her stranglehold of Baybay,” Galenzoga said in her speech during her slate’s almost five-hour grand rally that ended past midnight.

During her campaign speech, Galenzoga enumerated alleged anomalies of Cari’s administration, which include the reported misrepresentation of the construction of a two-storey public market that turned out to be just a one-storey building.

The cost of the building, the mayoralty bet said, was P280 million.

Galenzoga also said she finds a reclamation project initiated by Mayor Cari questionable. The project was at a staggering cost of more than P400 million.

She also hit the alleged increase of Cari’s assets from her previous declared income of P2 million since she assumed first as mayor and later ballooned to P8.5 million. She said Cari did not declare any businesses.

The City Government has also set side P120,000 a month for the operation of a non-existing city public library, Galenzoga said.

“Based on a survey, 85 percent of our voters have indicated that we will win. And I will be the next mayor of Baybay,” she said. (Leyte Samar Daily Express)

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