Saturday, October 6, 2012

Some Implications of Atty. Leni Robredo's Candidacy

Atty. Leni Robredo has filed her certificate of candidacy for representative of the 3rd district of Camarines Sur yesterday. The decision was made due to the appeal of supporters and the imperatives of keeping the political team of her husband intact.

Some implications of her entry into the electoral contest:
(1)averted a potentially disadvantageous situation wherein two allies will be running against each other;
(2)effected the fielding of a candidate against two Villafuertes on the provincial level;
(3)provided a much needed opportunity for the ruling LP to consolidate its forces on the provincial level.

But to my mind, the greatest promise of Atty. Robredo's candidacy is the potential of limiting, if not totally dismantling, the dynastic rule of the Villafuertes in the locality. It should be noted that this influential family has fielded candidates for governor and congressmen. The emergence of a credible and capable challengers provide the voters with an opportunity for better choices.

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