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Villafuerte pits Dato Arroyo vs son LRay

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Gov. Luis Raymund Villafuerte Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

NAGA CITY—The rift between Camarines Sur third district Representative Luis R. Villafuerte Sr. (LRV) and son Gov. Luis Raymund “LRay” Villafuerte Jr. has widened with the former’s endorsement of Rep. Diosdado “Dato” Ignacio Arroyo’s re-election bid in the second district against son LRay, who plans to challenge Arroyo in the 2013 elections.

LRay, estranged from his father since the 2007 elections, also publicly clashed with his father as the governor vigorously opposed the move of LRV, Arroyo and Rep. Rolando Andaya Jr. and Deputy Speaker Arnulfo Fuentebella to split Camarines Sur into two provinces.

LRV publicly endorsed Arroyo on April 5 before a huge crowd in Barangay (village) Salingogon in Minalabac town, asking them to give the latter 98 percent of their votes.

Accompanied by Arroyo in his barangay visit that day, LRV described his son LRay as an “ingrate,” “paratomang (disrespectful, disobedient to the parents)” and an “embarrassment to the family” and discouraged the village crowd from voting for his son, that he said ironically is his junior.

He also asked the crowd not to support his grandson Miguel, the

23-year-old son of LRay whom the latter has been grooming to replace him as governor in 2013.

He announced that he would be making a comeback as governor of the province. Like outgoing governor LRay, LRV is also serving his last term as congressman of the third district.

LRay shrugged off LRV’s personal attack, but retorted that his downfall would also be that of his father.

LRay said he was sure to field his son Miguel, or Migz, in the gubernatorial election next year even if it brought him into direct political collision with his father.

With all the trimmings of a political rally, LRV on Thursday entertained the crowd with punch lines and by throwing apples for them to catch, his signature gimmick in campaign sorties.

He and Arroyo did a ceremonial distribution of their respective food packs to some ten families of the more than 500 households in the village.

Before the village crowd, Arroyo explained that despite the nonrelease of his Priority Development Assistance Fund, his constituents should not worry because he has other fund sources to continue his programs in the district.

But LRay twitted Arroyo, saying his barangay visit was nothing but meeting his leaders and playing basketball.

He said Arroyo had represented the district for over five years but it was only now that he was going around the district, calling the latter an absentee congressman who, as son of former President and now detained Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, was handed the position on a “silver platter.”

Arroyo dismissed LRay’s claim, saying he has visited all the 189 barangays in the second district and has implemented projects in all of these villages since he took office in 2007. He said he was now focusing on house-to-house visits.


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Tags: Camarines Sur , Dato Arroyo , Elections , LRay Villafuerte , Luis Villafuerte , Philippines – Regions , Politics


  • kunsabagay

    Poticial dynasty, “sila-sila” na lang system at its worst. Kundi ang anak, pati apo gagawing kandidato. ung mga botante naman, iboboto din. so the power is confined within the same clan, and perpetrated through several generations. So kung corrupt ang parents, ipagpapatuloy ng mga anak, apo, asawa, kabit etc. Bigyan nyo naman ang iba ng chance mamuno,  don’t think that you have a monopoly of good ideas.

    Hopefully mag bago ang ganitong bulok na systema within my lifetime, otherwise di uusad ang bansa natin. Sa tingin ko tayong ordinaryong mamayan pwede natin simulan tong pagbabagong ito by not voting for those who are obviously part of a political clan. With today’s technology (social networking for example) pwede nating mobilze ang hanay natin para simulan ito.

    At ung mga political families naman, pwede ba mag kusa naman kayong wag na patakbuhin ang kaanak para lang mapagpatuloy ang hawak nyo sa kapangyarihan.  Kahiyaan na lang or delicadeza. Or baka masyado lang wishful thingking siguro kung aasa tayo na may gantio sila.

  • Hey_Dudes

    This is how ugly it gets when the vultures  cannot agree on how much each one should get from the rotting carcasses!

  • indiosbravos2002

    The old man Villafuerte should retire. He is the embodiment of traditional politics x100. At age 80, you should want peace of mind instead of dirty politics. Fighting your son over politics shows your value system. Running against your grandson is even more rubbish.

    However, I hope all of them lose — old guy, current governor, datu kups arroyo, and the grandson. The province is not owned by the family that they can simply pass it off to next of kin. Cam. Sur does not need the Villafuertes. Its the other way around.

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Mas pagkakatiwalaan ko pa si Jr. kaysa sa Sr. na halatang halata ang personal na interest lang ang inaatupag at ang pagka TRAPO niya!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ETNUG6HPDQOSLORHMP6IHT4XDU ricky

    Villafuertes — Fuentebellas — Arroyos…. all TRAPOS that have been sucking Bicolanos out of their prosperity for years. Matatagal na ang mga ito sa pwesto at talagang ayaw ng magsialis  sa laki ng perang nananakaw nilang lahat galing sa tao. Wala na bang ibang Bicolanong uragon na pwedeng pumalit sa mga balasubas na mga to? Ilang milyong pera ang binibigay ng gobyerno sa mga ito para mag-improve ang lugar at dumami ang trabaho. Since 1945 till now subrang pobre pa rin ng maraming Bicolano.

    • concern_people

       Prove your case before you talk. PEACE!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ETNUG6HPDQOSLORHMP6IHT4XDU ricky

    Napakalyo pa ng eleksyon me political ad na kaagad si LRay para sa anak niyang si Miguel! How sugapa it is and kapal ng mukha na maglagay na agad ng ad ang balasubas na ito sa lugar nila? Kaso mga Bicolano walang pumapalag at nagrereklamo sa DAYA ng magnanakaw na to!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ETNUG6HPDQOSLORHMP6IHT4XDU ricky

    “LRay shrugged off LRV’s personal attack, but retorted that his downfall would also be that of his father.”
    – alam ng anak kung gaano kakurap ang ama kaya ganito ang sagot ng anak sa ama! Super buking na makapal pa ang mukha!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ETNUG6HPDQOSLORHMP6IHT4XDU ricky

    Dato Arroyo ang PEKENG Bicolano makapal din ang mukha! Di naman taga roon sa Bicol kaya gumawa ng sariling distrito para makapasok sa tiket! Dati d makabayad ng renta ng bahay tong magnanakaw na to (gaya ng ama at ina nya). Ngayon, worth P300 milyon na?!?!?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/OGBVBXOJRJIZ5GUXXHYBI3D6IM Joey

       May sinimulan iyan si Dato na multi-million dam sa Lupi.  Kailangang ma-audit saan napunta ang pera.  Sinimulan ng walang konsultasyon sa mga tao.  Di pa malalaman sa Camsur kung hindi naexpose ng media.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OGBVBXOJRJIZ5GUXXHYBI3D6IM Joey

     Sikat na worldwide ang Camsur… Kapag bumalik itong si LRV pagkagobernador unang sisirain nya ang mga magagandang programa na nasimulan ni LRay.  D best nito palitan na ang mga political dynasty sa Camsur, Bicol at buong Pilipinas. Matuto na tayong bumoto para sa kapakanan at di sa kapahamakan ng ating bayan.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OGBVBXOJRJIZ5GUXXHYBI3D6IM Joey

    NO MORE TRAPOS! Let’s start in 2013… 

  • Rolly257

    wow!  wow!  wow!  at wow pa.

  • Rolly257

    Baka naman ito eh parang lagareng Hapon…urong sulong kaon (kain)

    Dalawang ibon sa isang pukol.

    Mey pera na kay Gloria, mey pera pa sa kabila. Mahirap isipin na ang iisang                angkan…ama, anak, apo, ay ganito.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5STEU22AD7YRHQSB6RE56ZDSYA J

    Seems odd. This scenario looks like the father has an axe to grind against his son.
    O palabas lang.
    The same thing happened in Ilocos Sur. Cousins (Singsons) appears to be fighting but in the end they own the funds given by fighting camps… after elections Singsons (Chavit and Eric) still literally own the province.
    How can you stomach this show. Panloloko.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/H4INAGLB7BOCJ4EVP3ZWJQRQ74 itsumo

    tiyak na walang asenso ang lugar niyo, puro bulsa ng pulitoko lang ang tataba dyan. mga bulok kayong mga taong bubuto dyan.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JHYGNXUWU6AG54XRDATEXPITSY susan

    ang choices lang ay si Dato at LRay? ngek. wawa naman yong probinsya!!!!!!

  • ddano

    Parehong maruming Trapo!



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