Jalosjos won’t endorse mayoralty bet in Zambo PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 26 April 2013 11:15

Former Zamboanga del Norte Congressman Nonong Jalosjos yesterday said that in the event he will not be able to run in Zamboanga City, he will not endorse any candidate for mayor in the city.

His clarification came amid speculation that Jalosjos will endorse a mayoralty bet if he will not be able to run.

“As of now, we are still waiting for the decision of the Supreme Court on whether or not I can join the election in May. But in the event the Supreme Court will not allow me to run, I will not endorse any mayoralty bet in the City.” Jalosjos said.

He added that if the people of Zamboanga want a stop to the pestering blackouts and the deteriorating peace and order of the city, then they should take matters into their own hands and vote for the candidates under the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) led by vice mayoralty bet Mercy Arquiza, District 1 congressional candidate Monsi Cris dela Cruz and District 2 congressional bet Mannix Dalipe.

He explained that whoever the mayor will be after the May polls, as long as Mercy, Monsi, Mannix and majority if not all of his council candidates will win, the 25-point agenda of the Zamboangueños for the Transformation of Zamboanga (ZTZ) will still be realized.

Jalosjos also challenged all those who are complaining about the blackouts and the deteriorating peace and order of the city to go out on May 13 and vote for the UNA candidates.

He added, “If we wake up on May 14, after the election and found that the administration candidates won the polls, then we should stop complaining and prepare for another three years of blackouts and killings. But if we wake up on May 14 and found that the Zamboanguenos chose to have new leaders, then expect the blackouts to end. I will personally look for solution to help stop the blackouts in the city and also help improve the peace and order.”

Jalosjos said the people of Zamboanga deserve more than what they are getting now from the present administration. “But we cannot do anything if the present administration continues to block all those who want to help make Zamboanga City better.” —Cris Villegas