GETAFE, Bohol – The Bohol United Opposition led by second district Rep. Aris Aumentado and gunernatorial bet Loay Mayor May Imboy officially proclaimed the candidates for mayor, vice-mayor and councilors in this town led by Mayor Shaun Casey Camacho, who is unopposed during a rally attended by a few thousands of the people here yesterday.
Also present during the proclamation rally were senior board member Atty Dionisio Balite, provincial board member hopefuls under BUO Bien-Unido Mayor In-in Boniel and PCL president Tonypit Ouano. Incumbent boar member Atty. Tomas Abapo, Jr. was not around.
In an interview, a registered voter but refused to be named said that it’s over here but the counting. When asked what he meant by it’s over he explained that this town is Aumentado and Camacho’s country. He said he’s very sure that BUO will win here.
Another voter said they’ll throw support whoever our good leaders endrose. They have proven to be good leaders, he said.
BUO held its political rally in a covered court that practically overflowed with followers who seriously listened to the campaign speeches especially those of Imboy and Balite, who said in jest that the people here saw for the first time a family named after the tree, Balite, as a person.
Aumentado, who was in fighting form, said in his speech that he will continue his father’s legacy in development projects.
He said that a feasibility study is underway for the northeastern basin project primarily for irrigation services and generating hydro-electric for additional power supply.
His father, former congressman and three-term governor the late Erico Boyles Aumentado, is said to be the father of Bohol’s mega-projects, such as the Bohol-Leyte Interconnection and circumferential road, that propel Bohol to what it is today.
Soft-spoken Imboy, who was with her daughter RB Imboy, who is gunning for Loay mayor, has repeated what she promised and that is health care services. She said that that indigents who may be admitted to government hospitals should be treated immediately.
If elected as the next governor of this province, she said she’ll give top priority to health services by allocating enough standby funds in the hospitals that could be immediately used for the patients in emergency.
Balite, for his part, vowed to give 50% discount of tuition and other fees to all children of townsfolk who enroll at six BIT-International College. (rvo)
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