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Remulla: ‘Middle men’ for presidential aspirants already seeking support for elections

/ 09:26 AM May 03, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla said Monday that several “middle men” for presidential aspirants have already been reaching out to him to get the support of the vote-rich province for the 2022 elections.

“Marami na ang mga namamagitan para sa mga may ambisyong tumakbo bilang pangulo. Gustong humarap sa akin, makipag-usap at kumuha ng suporta para sa darating na halalan,” Remulla disclosed in a Facebook post.

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(There are several middle men for presidential aspirants who want to talk to me and get support for the upcoming elections.)

In a text message to INQUIRER.net, Remulla said at least three people have reached out to him to seek his support for their presidential bets.

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“Safe to say 3 people have asked,” he said.

He refused to disclose which political camps they come from.

In his Facebook post, Remulla said he also has no interest in meeting with them yet.

“So far, wala po akong interes makipagkita kahit kanino. Ito ay hindi dahil sa ayaw ko sa kanila. Gusto ko lang kasi muna malaman kung ano ba ang plano nila para isaayos ang ating bansa?” the governor said.

(So far, I don’t have interest in meeting with anyone. This is not because I don’t like them. I just want to know what their plans are to fix the problems of the country.)

“Time and again we have been disappointed by what always start as good intentions. Yet, what we always get is one’s inability to follow through and deliver. Anyone in position will always fall short of the people’s very high expectations,” he added.

Remulla then said he is contemplating if his constituents should be the ones to advise him on who the province should support in the upcoming elections.

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He noted, however, that this will be a long process of consultation with his constituents.

“Sure, this will be a long process of consultation and dialogue. But you see, this cannot be my decision alone. I’d rather we do this together as one massive collective force of 2.2 million strong registered voters—so we can shape the conversation and contribute as a whole to the country,” said Remulla.

According to Remulla, some of the pressing issues that must be addressed by presidential aspirants are the economic woes of the country, the West Philippine Sea, and their plans for the youth.

On the issue of the West Philippine Sea, Remulla stressed that the next president should be a leader who is “loyal to the interest” of Filipinos.

“Hanggang biro ng jetski na lang ba tayo (Can we only joke about riding a jetski?) What we need is a leader who will be LOYAL to the interest of the people and the country,” he said.

Meanwhile, Remulla said he will run for re-election as governor in the next polls.

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