Election fever comes early in Dumaguete City and Negros Oriental.
Two senatorial bets, one re-electionist the other a neophyte, returned to Dumaguete City on the culmination of Sandurot Festival to meet with local leaders and voters.
Senator Cynthia Villar was guest of Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo during the Paghimamat at Rizal Boulevard while Special Assistant to the President Bong Go opened the Malasakit Center at the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital with Governor Degamo.
Mayor Remollo said that Senator Cynthia Villar, wife of former presidential candidate Manny Villar, is willing to help the city in its bid to close the dumpsite and will facilitate the transfer of technology and machine that will convert plastic wastes into plastic chairs to be used in public schools.
Meanwhile, Bong Go made true to his promise to return and open the Malasakit Center that will serve as sort of a one stop shop for poor patients to get prompt medical assistance from government agencies.
Both Go and Villar, who left on the same day, are obviously courting Governor Roel Degamo’s support although the latter took his oath as member of the Nacionalista Party along with hundreds of local leaders including at least three mayors Janice Degamo of Pamplona, Fritz Diaz of Siaton and Mel Nick Logronio of San Jose. Degamo later assumed as provincial chairman of NP.
While Go is not a member of NP, yet the party is supportive of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte. In fact, Nacionalista Party is allied with Hugpong ng Pagbabago of Davao City Mayor Sarah Duterte. In the latest Pulse Asia survey Villar landed in the top two while Bong Go needs to toil more as he was not able to land even in the top 17.