By Felix ‘Boy’ Espineda, Jr.
SORSOGON CITY (BicolToday.com /6-Feb-2103) – “She was not trained for legislative works” was the comment of aspiring governor Renato “Ato” Laurenaria when asked who among the three contenders in the first district he sees as the most capable to handle legislative works in Congress. The reference was meant for Evelina Escudero the lone woman aspirant for the district congressional seat.
The contender of the top provincial post said that Anel Diaz is a lawyer but lacks the experience to handle legislative works, he is a young man and with regards to Attorney Arnol Perete, he has gone a long way in legislative works, he is a seasoned legislator. “I can qualify it because I was a former vice-governor”. Pressed to make a choice by BicolToday.com, he said, “I will support the candidate who will likewise support my bid as governor, I don’t need to support someone who is not inclined to support me at all”, Laurenaria said.
On the question if he is bothered by the Lee-Escudero alliance, “no I am not affected for the people knows that forty years of corruption is too much”, Laurenaria said. On the perceive endorsement of Congressman Deogracias Ramos of the candidacy of Board Member Eric Dioneda as governor, being a godson of the congressman, the congressman will be sanctioned by the national leadership if it happens, was the answer of Laurenaria.
Pressed further, “my relationship with Congressman Ramos is a bit shaky, it started when he issued party nominations for the district board seats to people who support the candidacy of my political opponents, and that is not acceptable to me”, he clarified.
Laurenaria ended his free-wheeling interview with BicolToday.com by saying, “my options are open”. [BicolToday.com]
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