Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Mayor Toff, Congresswoman Belen in 2022 Election

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

The nephew of former five-time House Speaker Joe “JDV” de Venecia told us recently media men and former public officials at a coffee house in Robinsons- Calasiao that Dagupan City Vice Mayor Brian Lim should take his time.
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TACTICAL ALLIES. Pangasinan 4th District Congressman
Christopher "Toff" de Venecia and Dagupan City Mayor Belen T.
“He should not run as mayor in 2019, he bids his time till 2022 when Mayor Belen (Fernandez) ends her last term,” Solo de Venecia opined.
He said that Fernandez has no heir apparent that could threaten Brian’s moist eyes on the mayoralty.
“He would be mayor in 2022,” Solo, who speaks like JDV, quipped.
But a political analyst, who asked anonymity, disagreed on the prognosis of the former Speaker’s nephew.
“The De Venecias (Speaker, former congresswoman Manay Gina, and incumbent Representative Toff) would not allow Brian to be whisked to the mayoralty”.
He said that Mayor Belen and Congressman Toff would swap posts in 2022 to frustrate Lim, an absentee vice mayor, becoming the top executive of the Bangus City.
“Brian as mayor would undermine the chance of the de Venecia’s to prolong their hold in the 4th Congressional District. Dagupan City’s mammoth numbers of voters are indispensable to the de Venecias. Without them, the de Venecias could just kiss goodbye their future in the congressional office,” he said.

Speaker JDV’s nephew Solo says VM Brian Lim next mayor of Dagupan City in 2022. Disagree ang mga commentators’ dito. The de Venecias would not allow it. They said Cong. Toff de Venecia would swap posts with Mayor Belen Fernandez. De Venecia runs for mayor while Fernandez runs for congress to frustrate Lim’s ambition.

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