Erbie sad about political dev’t, says mayoralty bid still possible PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 08 May 2012 13:49

District 2 Rep. Erbie A. Fabian, the third pillar in a formidable triumvirate that swept into power time and again is now reportedly out as the local leadership is said to have opted to field Deputy Speaker and 1st District Rep. Beng Climaco-Salazar for the post of mayor in next year’s polls.

Rep. Fabian who was widely perceived to be the mayoralty bet next year relayed his sentiments over the recent developments saying he was deeply saddened by the reported move and is now deeply into prayerful discernment on what he will decide for next year.

This developed after the local political leadership has reportedly opted to field Climaco-Salazar for mayor, who still have one year left on her term in Congress, to pave the way for Mayor Celso Lobregat to run in the relatively weak field in the 1st district, and fielding his younger brother Jomar to gun for the 2nd district post which Fabian vacates by next year, being on his third and final term.

As of press time, Rep. Climaco-Salazar has reportedly not made up her mit yet on whether to accept the challenge or not.

Fabian, who earlier last week disclosed he was taking a close look at reconsidering his plan to opt out of politics next year, due to a strong clamor from the people to gun for the mayorship  said he will await further developments and will continue his consultations on his course of action.

It was widely perceived that the local lineup for next year will see the local political leadership continues on with the successful partnership fielding Climaco-Salazar for another term in the east coast with the mayor and Fabian switching positions as both are last termers in their current posts.

Many felt it was the ideal set up for the top three political leaders to continue on the extensive work of keeping the city moving progressively.

But the purported entry of the mayor’s younger brother in the picture, if reports are true, will not make that happen in the 2013 polls.

The decision to field Rep. Beng Climaco-Salazar was reportedly prompted by surveys indicating she was the ‘strongest’ candidate for mayor indicating the camp’s serious concerns over the entry of former Zamboanga del Norte Cong. Romeo Jalosjos, who has announced he will run for mayor of the city in 2013.

Fabian added that he was reconsidering his position after he was flooded by appeals from city folks especially those in the barangays clamoring for him to continue on and serve the city.

The solon from Mercedes, who flew back to Manila as he prepares for the resumption of sessions in the Lower House, said he will make a decision before October 5, the deadline for the filing of candidacies for the 2013 polls, based on his personal consultations with the people.