By Felix ‘Boy’ Espineda, Jr.
SORSOGON CITY, 23July2013 (BicolToday.com) – “If ever I will campaign for a councilor to bag the top position in their league, then I would be campaigning for a partymate”, this was Sorsogon City Vice-Mayor Ma. Charo Dichoso reaction in an interview with BicolToday.com after she presided the session of the Sangguniang Panglungsod today.
The question raised was an offshoot of the call made by Senator Chiz Escudero to the lady vice-mayor which she denied receiving the call even saying that she don’t have the senators number.
Two weeks ago when the call was made the senator requested her to campaign for his relative desire to bag the presidency of the league which if elected becomes an ex-officio member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan.
This issue was denied, but, a reliable source told BicolToday.com saying that the venue of the discussion which the lady vice-mayor called among allies in the council was at the second floor of a downtown restaurant, owned and operated by the brother of their allies and one of the agenda was the request of the senator for the votes of the city councilors to his relative when the councilors league should elect their president.
The councilor Dennis Escudero who is a member of the Casiguran Municipal Council is facing newly seated league president Arthur Garchitorena of Donsol who assumes the position June 30 this year after the leagues president won a seat in the second district as provincial board.
The vice-mayor and councilor Escudero belong to the Nationalist People’s Coalition reason that if she should campaign for him is that they are partymates was how she surmised her involvement if ever. [BicolToday.com]