Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose “Bong” Lacson declined anew the endorsement of Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., for him to run for congressman in the province’ 1st district.
TACLOBAN GUESTS. Tacloban City-based provincial newspaper publisher Nestor Abrematea (4th from left) who is also currently a town councilor, with his fellow town councilor (3rd from left), treat Negros Daily Bulletin (NDB) reporter Eugene Adiong (1st from left) and NDB editor Arman Toga (2nd from left) after the closing ceremonies recent of the Philippine Councilor’s League (PCL) national conference at SMX Convention Center in Bacolod.*
BALIKBAYAN HENRY LIB. Former Bacolod City Mayor’s Office (Mayor Alfredo Montelibano Jr.) executive and now US resident and travel writer Henry Libo-on, center, in a chance coffee table encounter with NDB editor Arman Toga (left) and reporter Eugence Adiong at Sea Breeze Hotel lobby in Bacolod last week. Henry used to write a regular column with NDB.* (Tom Stallone photo)
Lacson reiterated he is politely declining the endorsement of Marañon.
Marañon yesterday said that he is endorsing anew Lacson to run for congressman in the first district, as he claims that the latter is a sure winner.
Why, Maranon said, is he (Lacson) afraid to run and who is he afraid of?
Vice Gov. Lacson, when asked to comment, said “It is not about being afraid but about respecting the decision of (graduating 1st district) Cong. Jules (Ledesma), in the same manner that they would respect the decision of Tito Freddie (Governor Marañon) in the second district.”
Ledesma is considered to be the political patriarch in the first district in a similar manner that Marañon is in the second.
Earlier, Vice Gov. Lacson said he is not in the race as far as the congressional seat in the first district is concerned.
He said there are only two probable candidates being considered by Love Negros Team, last termer Escalante City Mayor Melecio “Biboy” Yap and Provincial Board Member Renato “Rene” Gustilo who is also on his last term as board member.