Pasig Mayor Eusebio withdraws, fields wife in May 2013 elections



In a surprise move, Pasig City Mayor Robert “Bobby” Eusebio has dropped his mayoral candidacy in the 2013 elections and is instead fielding his wife.

Eusebio, who filed a certificate of candidacy for a third and final term under the Nacionalista Party, has endorsed his wife Maribel Andaya-Eusebio to replace him in the race.

City Hall sources, who requested not to be named for lack of authority to speak on the matter, said Eusebio withdrew his candidacy on Dec. 19, two days before the Dec. 21 deadline for filing substitute candidates.

“The mayor wants to go back to private life,” an official said when asked about the reason why the 44-year-old Eusebio, an architect by profession, dropped his election bid.

“Maribel is now our candidate for the mayoralty post. Although this is the first time that she will run for any government position, she is very much in a family of politicians,” said another official close to Eusebio.

Maribel, 42, is the sister of Camarines Sur 1st District Representative Rolando Andaya, Jr.

The Eusebio family has dominated Pasig City politics for two decades, starting with Robert’s father, Vicente, who served as mayor from 1992 to 2001 and from 2004 to 2007, and his mother Soledad, who held the post from 2001 to 2004.

Maribel, also an architect by profession, has been leading several offices and groups

in Pasig City that promote women’s rights, such as the Pasigueña Organization for Women Empowerment and Recognition Foundation, the Pasig City Girls Scouts, Pasig City Gender and Development Office, and the Pasig City Livelihood Foundation Inc.

Robert Eusebio, meanwhile, entered politics in 1998, when he became the No. 1 councilor of the city. In 2007, he won the mayoral race by defeating former professional basketball player and Pasig City Rep. Robert Jaworski Jr.

Maribel will face Ismael Mejia and Wainwright Rivera for the mayoralty contest in May.

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  • bugoybanggers

    Ang galing talaga ng POLITIKA ng PILIPINAS pero mas magaling ang mga TAO kasi binoto pa rin nila kahit NILOLOKO na at BINABABOY pa!  Wow, naman KULTURA na naman ang sisisihin.

    • batangsulpok

      Halos mga tao sa Pilipinas ay corrupt na rin kaya kahit alam nilang niloloko sila ng mga pulitiko, sila a rin ang iboboto kaya walang pag-asenso ang bansa natin.

  • $25214711

    Wants to go back to private life? Hindi nya mabitawan yung pwesto kaya sa asawa nya ipinapasa. Sugapa at gahaman sila sa kapangyarihan.

  • Luthmar

    Oh nooooo, another one?  What the hell!  These guys really feel that the govt. is a family enterprise.  If you are both architect, put up your own business and hire some people to work with you..   You will contribute, for a change, to the economy of the country by creating jobs.

    AN LABO NYO.  Enough

  • Hey_Dudes

    More likely his pet dog was not available and so his second best choice was to feed his wife to the Lolongs out there.  Yeah, Philippines this is what you are allowing yourself being gobbled up by dynasties who are good for nothing garbage.

  • Filpino

    taga pasig ako pero bakit ba tatakbo pa itong asawa ni eusebio, wala nalbang matinong taga pasig na pwedeng maging mayor? Kung talagang gusto nyang lumagay sa private life dapat isinama na nya ang asawa nya.

    marami ngang pinatayong mga gusali si mayor eusebio pero nakinabang rin naman sya sa mga kickback dahil sa pamilya rin nya ang construction company na gumagawa.

    ay naku kung gusto talaga nating umunlad buhay natin get rid of this family in our political life.
    uunlad parin ang pasig kahit wala sila.

  • peacelover

    wala kasing ibang naghain ng COC against Bobby Eusebio, and last term na rin nya ngayon,.. kaya naisipan nya siguro na ipalit ng mas maaga ang asawa nya para makilala agad ng tao. kaya kung sakaling matapos na ang term ni Bobby Eusebio sa 2016 ay may papalit na agad sa kanyang kapamilya… what a nice move and strategy.. IT MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES… 

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