Board Member Dionisio Balite on Monday denied rumors that he is backing out from his previously announced vice-gubernatorial bid.
“Wa nay atrasay,” said Balite, who confirmed on February that he is eyeing the second highest government post of the province.
Balite is expected to go up against first-term Vice Governor Rene Relampagos who earlier announced his reelection bid.
According to Balite, he heard of rumors that he has cancelled his plans to run for higher office through his supporters and those close to him.
“Wa man ko moingon na mo atras ko kay pagkatinuod wa pa man pud mo file, kay wa pay filing. Pero padayon lang gihapon ta, pakita sa mga katawhan,” he added.
Balite said that he will continue to make rounds in the province as part of his job, noting that his presence in other districts is not necessarily politicking.
He said that as a provincial legislator he can still serve residents outside the third district, which he represents.
“Kinig atong pagka board member man gud basin sayop ang notion sa mga katawhan na tungod kay taga third district ko didto ra pud ko mangalagad. Kung mohimo ta og balaodnon, entire Bohol man ang gisilbihan mao ng pwede ra to mo bisita sa first ug second district,” he said.
Meanwhile, the second-term legislator also announced that his brother Neil will be running for a seat in the PB in the 2022 polls.
His father, former vice governor Dionisio Balite will seek election as the mayor of Valencia whose incumbent mayor, Kat Lim, is on her third and final term.
Lim earlier announced her bid to run for a seat in Congress through the third district. (R. Tutas)