THOUGHTS FOR GOV’SHIP IN THE BACKBURNER
By MORTZ C. ORTIGOZA
LINGAYEN – Pangasinan's Congressman Leopoldo Bataoil is preoccupied nowadays in his work as solon that he does not find time to entertain the thought of running for the governorship of the Pangasinan in the 2016 polls.
|Rep. Pol Bataoil (2nd District,|
He said he has to refrain in commenting on the possibility he runs for the number one public office in the province. He assured the public that he was too focus on the services as legislator he rendered to his constituents.
“As of now still kailangan pa ang ating maibigay na serbisyo. Gusto kong pagbutihin pa ang aking panunungkulan for whatever purposes”, Bataoil, a former police two-star general declared in an interview recently with Bombo Radyo.
Even when pressed if he is amenable to a Bataoil for governor and Governor Amado T. Espino Jr., for the vice governor’s tandem in the next polls he pooh-poohed it by answering that “ I have to resort in not commenting on that basta asahan po ninyo ang aking focus now ay talagang panunungkulan at pag-se-sirbisyo sa ating kababayan”.
Bataoil said that incase his career will propel him to a higher degree of service he will talk about it (the gubernatorial thing) in the proper time.
“Kung sakali man best shot will propel me for higher position later on we will talk about that when the right times come”.
Before Mark Cojuangco declared in February this year with Northern Watch his intention to run for the number one post in the local government of Pangasinan, Bataoil, Abono Party-list Rep. Conrad Estrella, Amado Espino III, and Vice Governor Ferdie Calimlim are seen as the heir apparent of last terms Governor Espino.
|GAME CHANGER: Former Congressman Mark Cojuangco's|
declaration that he has a moist eye for the governorship
of Pangasinan in 2016 change the probable players in
the number one post of the local government of 1,333 strong
But after Cojuangco’s declaration and his aggressive outings and barnstorming to towns and cities in the huge province, only the name of Board Member Amado III, the son of the governor, has been left, as topics in media and political circles, as the formidable foe to challenge the deep financial chest of Cojuangco.