First timer Rep. Erico Aristotle “Aris” Aumentado got a high satisfaction rating in his first term even as former Rep. Roberto Cajes made official his interest to go for a “re-match” with the young solon in next year’s election.
In the Bohol poll 2015, Aumentado got a satisfaction rating of 73% from among residents in the second congressional district who were interviewed by the Bohol Poll Research last March 26 to April 17 this year.
Aside from the high satisfaction rating, Aumentado also emerged as the “preferred” representative of District 2 as 76% of the respondents said they will vote Aumentado if an election will be held today. Cajes got 16% while Board Member Gerry GarciaÂ who is also interested to run for congressman got 5%.
In the Bohol Poll, the reasons behind Aumentado’s high satisfaction rating were his efforts exerted in top programs like road concreting, school building repairs, health fund assistance at the government run hospitals, irrigation and scholarship program. The young solon was also highly hailed by the respondents for his being “helpful, generous, approachable.” He was also cited for his frequent visitation to the barangays and that he fulfills his promises on various projects and commitments to the people.
Rep. “Aris” run for his first term last 2013 to succeed his late father, former Gov. Erico Aumentado who died even before the campaign period could start. His father also served as congressman of the second district.
CAJES’ SET TO RUN
Former Rep. Cajes is definitely running against Aumentado in next year’s election.
He had his party application signed by Gov. Chatto, Rep. Relampogos and Vice Gov. Conching Lim. The endorsement of the local LP officialdom was submitted to the national LP headquarters for approval.
Cajes’ congressional bid came as a surprise to some sectors as earlier reports said that the former Bohol solon was originally set to be off from politics in next year’s election. Instead of filing his bid for the 2016 polls, Cajes was reportedly interested to be given an ambassadorial post.
Cajes, served three terms as congressman after which he slid down to serve as mayor of Trinidad.
The former Bohol solon lost to newcomer Rep. Aris Aumentado (who succeeded his late father, Rep. Erico Aumentado) during the 2013 polls by a margin of 29,563 votes.Â Aumentado polled 99,691 votes against Cajes’ 70,128 votes.
The endorsement of Cajes to run for solon might abort the plan of Board Member Gerry Garcia to run for congresswoman against the young Aumentado.
Asked to comment on Cajes’ congressional bid, Rep. Aumentado said he welcomes the “rematch” with Cajes for next year’s election.