FORMER City of San Fernando mayor Oscar Rodriguez said on Thursday, November 9, that he will arrive at his decision to run, or otherwise, on before November 28, a day before the deadline for filling of certificates of candidacy for substitution.
Rodriguez said the decision of his family will greatly contribute to the outcome of his decision.
He added his decision will be formally announced in respect to leaders and people who have been waiting if he will join the political race for mayor this 2019.
Rodriguez said he has been approached by leaders, local businessmen and sectoral groups to reclaim the city’s leadership, offering both manpower and resources. He said that these people are all saddened by the ongoing situation in the city and are dissatisfied by the current leadership.
“I was saddened by how the legacy programs that we have painstakingly placed for the city were all set aside,” Rodriguez added.
Rodriguez, a stalwart member of the Liberal Party (LP), is being endorsed by his party and long-time followers and supporters to join the mayoralty race as substitute to one Eugene Diaz, who filed a certificate of candidacy under the opposition banner.
It could be recalled that LP Secretary General Quezon City Representative Jose Christopher Belmonte called on Rodriguez to “continue his leadership of this vibrant city and to reconsider his earlier decision not to run in the 2019 elections.”
The Comelec’s deadline for substitution of candidates who do not share the same surnames is on November 29, 2018.