Customs chief Biazon still undecided on senatorial bidBy Jerry E. Esplanada
Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines—Bureau of Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon has yet to decide whether to stick to his present job at the BOC, one of the government’s top revenue-generating agencies, or make another political run in the May 2013 midterm elections.
In a text message, Biazon on Monday told the INQUIRER “as of this time, there’s no new information on my plans or career path.”
He did not say if he has met with President Aquino so he could finalize his decision.
Earlier, Biazon told reporters he would abide by Mr. Aquino’s wishes on where he could better serve the public.
In September 2011, Mr. Aquino plucked then Muntinlupa City legislator out of his constituency to head the reform-challenged BOC.
On his political options, Biazon said he was being “pulled in many directions,” including running in the senatorial slate of the ruling Liberal Party and returning to his hometown either as congressman or mayor.
Reports said the LP has reserved a seat in its senatorial lineup for either Ruffy Biazon or his father, former senator and currently Muntinlupa Rep. Rodolfo Biazon.