Local News: Bacolod City Solon Makes Categorical Statement on Post He is Gunning For
For the second time, Bacolod lone district Congressman Dr. Anthony Golez has made his intention clear as to the position he will be gunning for in the May 2013 election categorically, saying he will run for reelection as a congressman in the May 2013 local elections.
Golez made the categorical statement in an interview with Aksyon Radyo yesterday morning, where he answered questions related to the charter anniversary issue and the construction of some areas in the main Lacson St. thoroughfare.
"If this is what’s happening in Bacolod City nowadays, where another person aspires to be congressman, it would be better I will seek reelection instead," Golez clearly stated. "If they have no ambition in developing the city thoroughly, the best thing would be reelection for me."
In the face of all the issues and controversies lately, he said he could not tolerate illegal and improper things, referring to the controversy related to the insistence of city government officials to call the signing of the Commonwealth era Bacolod City charter as such.
In his long-time winded interview with Aksyon Radyo, Golez also explained that indeed, he had faxed many people including journalists copies of the Malacañang decision on the declaration of the charter anniversary on June 18, a request of City government officials as authentic. The Malacañang decision said celebrating the charter anniversary on June 18 was not in accordance with law.
True, faxed paper showed that it came from the family-owned realty corporation and that there was no reason to hide it because as the congressman of Bacolod, it was his mandate to insure that illegal activities should not be condoned.
On perceived massive corruption in the city hall, he intoned that indeed, the good Lord sees and that as officials, they should have realized what they are doing.
On the criticisms hurled by Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia regarding what he said was the substandard asphalting of the Lacson St. thoroughfare, Golez said it was incumbent upon him to help in beautifying Bacolod City. International standards and one can see these in other countries show that asphalt overlay is first applied over cemented roads to preserve the concrete.
International standard include placements of reflectorized lanes, he said. What Leonardia said carried a tinge of malice.
On Koko Pimentel’s placement of tiles project in Lacson St., they are the only ones who are complaining. The project is still in its first phase.
Earlier, Pimentel wrote the city government complaining that the construction of the road appeared to be lagging behind. Golez said further that a concreting project under his office would be carried out soon from Barangays Pahanocoy to Sum-ag.
Yesterday afternoon, Golez also presided over the giving of livelihood project to fishermen in the Brgy. Singcang-Airport area. This was courtesy of his office and that of the Department of Labor & Employment (DOLE).*