Mayor Oscar Rodriguez said that he will decide to run for office on or before November 28 – a day before the deadline of the filling of certificates of candidacy for substitution.
This came in the heels of a clamor of the Fernandinos urging him to seek again a political position.
Rodriguez, in an interview, said he is still waiting for the decision of his family – which will greatly contribute to the outcome of his decision, which will be formally announced in respect to leaders and people who have been waiting if he will join the political race for mayor this 2019.
Rodriguez said he has been in talks with various leaders, local businessmen and sectoral groups, after they expressed disappointment and dissatisfaction over the ongoing situation in the city.
He also expressed sadness that the legacy programs that he placed for the city “have all been set aside”.
Rodriguez is being endorsed by the Liberal Party (LP) and long-time followers and supporters to substitute Eugene Diaz, who filed a certificate of candidacy under the opposition banner.
The Comelec’s deadline for substitution of candidates who do not share the same surnames is on November 29, 2018.