No other Aumentado will run for an elective position during his incumbency.
Rep. Erico Aristotle â€œArisâ€ Aumentado (Bohol, 2ndÂ District) made the announcement in the wake of the start of the campaign period for local officials the other day.
Aumentado said records would show that dynasties did not bring development to localities where only one family â€“ even extended families â€“ served in different capacities.
â€œI stand firm against political dynasties. Just like what my father [Gov. and Rep. Erico Boyles Aumentado] did, I will not let any other family member run for an elective position while I am still in office,â€ he said.
The solonâ€™s namesake father and immediate congressional predecessor was a co-author of the anti-dynasty bill.
The son had witnessed in person, starting from when he understood â€œgrown-up languageâ€, that his fatherâ€™s answer to any family member asking for his blessing to enter politics was â€œnoâ€.
His father minced no words in declining his green light. The son understood his fatherâ€™s stand when the latter detailed the disadvantages of dynasties at the dinner table â€“ often repeated when visitors and political allies are around.