Bohol’s local bets start campaigning but Evasco relaxes
TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol — If other candidates were busy campaigning on Friday, the start of the campaign for local candidates, gubernatorial candidate Leoncio Evasco Jr. decided to take it easy.
Evasco, former Cabinet secretary, preferred to relax on Friday to celebrate his 75th birthday.
In the evening, he joined his family, friends, and allies in a party held at a resort on Panglao Island, Bohol.
“We spent the time enjoying,” said Boy Pernia, of team Tinuod Bol-anon (TB) headed by Evasco.
He said they didn’t want to pressure themselves to campaign.
In contrast, Evasco’s opponent, outgoing Rep. Arthur Yap of the 3rd district, headed the proclamation rallies in the towns of Duero and Jagna and Tagbilaran City on Friday.
He was expected to hold rallies in different municipalities on Saturday.
Evasco was expected to join the rally organized by the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) for its local candidates at the City Square in Tagbilaran about 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Pernia clarified that Saturday’s rally was not put together by TB but by NPC, which Evasco was a part of.
Among those expected to join the rally was Senate President Vicente Sotto III who belonged to NPC.
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