None of the mayors in the province who ran under the Liberal Party in the previous elections have left the political opposition, said the leader of Boholâ€™s mayoral organization amid a shakeup in the Senate which led to the ousting of LP senators from key posts in the chamber.
According to Clarin Mayor Allen Ray Piezas, League of Municipalities of the Philippines-Bohol president and LP member, none of the partyâ€™s Bohol mayors transferred to the ruling party, PDP-Laban.
However, Piezas said that even if they remain in the LP, they continue to support President Rodrigo Duterteâ€™s programs particularly his anti-drug campaign.
The mayor also bared that they have not been called for meetings by the LP leadership particularly Gov. Edgar Chatto.
Most of the meetings among mayors usually tackle the peace and order situation and economic development of the province, Piezas added.
Mayors who ran and won under the LP in the 2016 elections were Efren Tungol (Alburquerque), Marnilou Ayuban (Alicia) Joe Mario Pahang (Antequera), Benny Uy (Baclayon), Antonio Jumawid (Batuan), Norman Palacio (Bilar), Nelson Yu (Calape), Toper Tutor (Candijay), Virgilio Lurot (Catigbian), Piezas (Clarin), Lynn Iven Lim (Cortes), Miriam Sumaylo (Dauis), Connie Amparo (Duero), Roygie Jumamoy (Inabanga), Bicbic Abrenella (Jagna), Regina Salazar (Lila), Elvi Relampagos (Loon), Juanito Jamoya (Mabini), Mer Arocha (Maribojoc), Nila Montro( Panglao), Eping Estavilla (Pres. Carlos P. Garcia), Ricardo Suarez (Sagbayan), Manay Mendez (San Miguel), Jose Ellorimo, Jr (Sikatuna), Toting Auxtero (Talibon), Judith Cajes (Trinidad), William Jao (Tubigon) and Maria Katrina Lim (Valencia).
On Tuesday, former President Benigno Aquino III urged LP members to â€œspeak upâ€ following the ousting of four LP members from the Senate majority.
Aquino asked fellow LP members to support Duterte’s administration without compromising the party’s principles. (Rey Tutas)