Hilario Davide III as next Cebu governor?

Cebu governor Gwendolyn Garcia, unlike 2006 election, now has reason to tighten her belt with the entry of Cebu City councilor Hilario Davide III in the scene.  Councilor Davide is not a big threat to Gov. Gwen Garcia but he is a very good political material for Cebu province. While the governor must tighten her belt, councilor Davide must prepare because he must be sweating too much to beat Garcia.

Perhaps Councilor Hilario Davide III must consume a ton of Sinanduloy and do Suroy-suroy sa Sugbo as fast as he could to win in Cebu gubernatorial race.

The talk about councilor Davide started when presidential aspirant Noynoy Aquino appointed as chairman of the Liberal Party (LP) in Cebu province. The party has yet to reveal its bet for Cebu governor in 2010. When asked about running for Cebu governor, councilor Davide told reporters that he is ready to run.

But he has yet to work on his qualifications. Hilario Davide III is currently serving as Cebu City councilor. Cebu City residents do not vote for Cebu provincial governor. Davide’s residence issue is being solved. According to reports, he will transfer his voter’s record to Argao. When he does, he needs also to resign as Cebu City councilor.

Transferring his voter’s record on or before October 30 will still not solve the residence issue.

According to Republic Act No. 7160, the Local Government Code of 1991, Section 39:

SEC. 39. Qualifications. – (a) An elective local official must be a citizen of the Philippines; a registered voter in the barangay, municipality, city, or province or, in the case of a member of the sangguniang panlalawigan, sangguniang panlungsod, or sanggunian bayan, the district where he intends to be elected; a resident therein for at least one (1) year immediately preceding the day of the election; and able to read and write Filipino or any other local language or dialect.

Two major newspaper in Cebu report today about councilor Davide’s plan to quit Cebu  City councilor. In Sun Star Cebu’s report, Davide will step down from the City Council effective Oct. 30. Cebu Daily News reports that Davide would deliver his farewell speech to the City Council.

Will Davide get the support of most of Cebu towns? This is something we will wait for.

However, The Freeman Cebu reports that Cebu City Councilor Hilario ‘Jun-jun’ Davide III is not the Liberal Party candidate for Cebu governor, quoting LP campaign manager, Batanes Rep. Butch Abad.

Perhaps LP leaders foresee not only tight fight during elections but also tough legal battles before the election.

While councilor Davide enjoyed imagining the bright prospects of holding office in Cebu Cebu provincial capitol, Gov. Gwen Garcia is already there, smiling and silent about her upcoming challenger.

Hilario Davide III as next Cebu governor? This is still a big question.

5 thoughts on “Hilario Davide III as next Cebu governor?

  1. Ultimately, the voters have to be wise enough in choosing. Let performance speak louder than pure personality. The future of the province lies in the hands of those who rule with pure intentions and care.

  2. Like father like son, Atty. Hilario Junjun Davide 111, a man of
    Integrity and Honesty. No doubt He will be the next Governor of
    Cebu Province.

    Atty Junjun is the right man to lead the Province of Cebu, in the right tract of progess politically and economically few months ahead.


  3. It is very clear that the motive of suroy suroy is to gain publicity to local folks intended for the ongoing election. The expenses came from peoples taxes. Therefore the incumbent governor whom we choose to lead the province of cebu did not come up to serve the people instead chooses to be known for her next bid for re-election using peoples money. Check her backround, she is married to a political clan in Leyte. Because she is very insultador naginusara na lang siya sa Cebu. Maayo gani kay nailad ang taga Cebu nga naghimo niyang Governor. She is a corrupt leader and deserve to go to bottomless pit.. We need to change her with Davide a prominent son of UN ambassador Hilario Davide jr. VOTE FOR DAVIDE.

  4. It is time to vote for honest people. People who walk in the straight path of Pnoy politics. Those people and siblings who fought for democracy. Garcia are all for money from father to children and relatives

  5. perhaps the suroy-suroy Sugbo was created with good intentions. when i participated last may/june 2012, however, i hated the role we were placed into. we became paying fans/audience of gov. garcia and her political friends, like casino, the very tall magsaysay, and a few others. the show was all about them as we, the suroy-suroy participants, everytime we reach a town, had to rush and try to beat others to get food and our own seats in areas where crowds assembled to watch and gawk at the politicians.
    sure we eat the food ( it was all eating ) served in every town but we, the participants were more like, poor relatives following the master, who did not really care who we were and how we felt.
    i wish management would,be more mindful of the participants and their needs.
    perhaps the situation was different from others because she was still trying to get into the senate line-up, but i hope suroy-suroy does not forget that we are not there to see the politicians and just become part of their entourage.
    a lot of us come from abroad and wish suroy-suroy service/activities are better than what i had experienced.

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