Various sectors prod Ayong to run for Cavite governor.
ENDORSEMENTS from various sectors have prodded former Cavite Gov. Ireneo “Ayong” Maliksi to join the 2019 gubernatorial race and restore what the endorsers called “Maliksing Serbisyo sa Kabitenyo.”
In yesterday’s multi-sectoral rally at the Maliksi farm in Imus City, representatives of the youth, labor, LGBT, women’s, health workers and peasant groups took turns in faulting the more than six years of what they described as ill-handling by the Capitol leaders of the problems that beset the province of almost two million voters.
Maliksi lost the Capitol reign to Jonvic Remulla during the 2013 polls, and another Remulla sibling (Boying) took over the position in the 2016 gubernatorial contest.
Rally speakers lamented the still unsolved garbage problem in many communities of “the first class province,” the inaction of provincial authorities on the perennial traffic congestion in almost all thoroughfares, the frightening drug addiction problem and the heinous crimes and felonies committed by the drug addicts and the insufficient job and livelihood opportunities in the province, or the lack of them, that could sustain a decent living for the Cavitenos.
In his response, Maliksi appeared grateful for the endorsement and vowed before the more than two thousand audience to bring back what has been long touted as his signature brand of public service, the “Maliksing Serbisyo sa Kabitenyo.”
“This is my fight of a lifetime. At ito’y para sa inyo at sa magandang kinabukasan para sa susunod pang mga henerasyon. Sama-sama nating itatag ang salinlahi na hindi palaasa, hindi nagmamalimos at hindi alipin ng mga pulitikong trapo,” stressed the once reluctant candidate for governor.