FORMER Bacolod congressman John Orola said over the weekend that he was offered to run for either the mayoralty or congressional race in the 2016 elections.

Orola did not reveal what camp is making an offer as there is no official talk yet; only a “whispering note.”

"I'm waiting for the divine providence and intervention," Orola said. "If this is for the benefit of Bacolod, I will run."

But if by staying in the private sector allows him to help people, Orola said he will not run.

The former lawmaker said that if ever he enters politics again, he will support the candidate whom he believes is an aggressive, dynamic and adheres for the development especially for the poor.

He said that two possible candidates, Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella and Bacolod Representative Evelio Leonardia, are now doing their best but he hinted that whoever he will probably join with, is the one who will also work for the development of the southern part of Bacolod.

Orola, who was congressman from 1998 to 2001, said he will reveal his final decision in October during the filing of the certificate of candidacy.

Earlier, Leonardia said that it is still premature to talk about politics since there is no final talk made yet by his party, the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC).

Meanwhile, Puentevella already expressed intention to seek reelection.

The mayor also said his group, MKK, welcomes any member of the other camp interested to join him in 2016.