Alfred Romualdez supports PNoy’s senatorial candidates
TACLOBAN CITY – Reelectionist Mayor Alfred Romualdez of this city has vowed to support the senatorial candidates of President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino.
Romualdez, who is seeking for another term as mayor of this city in next week’s midterm elections, made this vow during the visit of officials of the Nacionalista Party, led by party president Senator Manny Villar, last Wednesday afternoon.
“We are all here to campaign and support the entire Team PNOY’s senatorial candidates,” Romualdez, in a press conference, said.
Romualdez is running under the NP banner, which is in coalition with the ruling party of the Liberal Party. The city mayor, in turn, was endorsed by a group of drivers and operators of motorcycle-for-hire (MCH) which count more than 700 members.
Aside from Villar, who campaigned for his wife Cynthia, also present during the NP’s grand rally held at the Tacloban Convention Center, were reelectionist Allan Peter Cayetano and Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, cousin of the city mayor.
The Romualdezes and the Marcoses are political enemies of the Aquinos.
This open support made by Romualdez was welcomed by Cayetano, saying that it was good of the former to set aside his own political agenda for the sake of the welfare of the people of Tacloban.
“He is not only supporting us (NP candidates) but the entire Team PNOY. Pagdating sa ekonomiya, tulong-tulong ang ibang kulay. Yun naman ang sabi ni Presidente na sa pulitika, pwede tayo na iba-iba pero pagdating sa ekonomiya, tulong-tulong tayo,” Cayetano said.
For his part, Sen. Marcos said that the entire NP is giving their full support to the reelectionist bid of his cousin whose wife, former actress Cristina Gonzales- Romualdez, is also seeking for another term as a councilor.
The reelectionist city mayor had in the past said that he is giving his support to the administration of Mr. Aquino and even grateful that despite of not a political ally, still manages to provide projects for Tacloban like the funding of the Daniel Z. Romualdez (DZR) Airport’s rehabilitation.
By JOEY A. GABIETA, Staffwriter
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