December 19th, 2009
Leyte Samar Daily Express
TACLOBAN CITY- Banking on principle politics, former Biliran town Mayor Pablo Mejia III has lined up with the Chongs for the 2010 elections in a bid to take the vice-gubernatorial position in the province of Biliran.
Mejia is aiming to snatch the position from incumbent Vice-Gov. Lucila Curso, a known supporter of the Espinas, who is seeking reelection under the banner of the Nacionalista Party.
“The fight in Biliran is largely between the Chong and Espina camps only,” Mejia said.
But Mejia, though not affiliated with the administration coalition party as he is running independent, disclosed that he favors the Chongs in terms of political beliefs as he selected to be lined up and listed under the slate of gubernatorial aspirant Charles Chong.
Charles is the father of Cong. Glenn Chong who is also aiming for his second term in Congress. The younger Chong is the official bet for congressman of the Lakas-Kampi-CMD coalition party in Biliran province.
Chong will be challenged by third-termer Gov. Rogelio Espina who is aspiring to steal the congressional position in Biliran which was once held by his father and younger brother. Espina is the provincial chairman of the Nacionalista Party in Biliran.
In a chance interview with Leyte Samar Daily Express recently, Mejia said he chose to be allied with the Chongs as he believes in the principles they firmly stand on as politicians.
“I opted to be identified with the Chongs as I see principle politics in them. They have this politics called performance-based,” Mejia said.
The former three-term mayor of Biliran town said his team up with the Chongs, if given the chance, would surely produce good results in terms of performance in the fields of education, health services, tourism, infrastructure, agriculture and many other services.
“We’ll give the Espinas a good fight, a balanced and fair fight,” said Mejia, also a former President of the Philippine Councilors League (PCL) in the entire Biliran province.
He said they presently have a good and stable political standing in the towns of Naval, Caibiran, and Maripipi based on recent surveys conducted.
Mejia said they have complete leaders and necessary network in all eight towns of the whole province of Biliran that would somehow propel them to victory this coming 2010 elections. (LEMUEL PAGLIAWAN)
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