A top source from the Tagum legislative headquarters of Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez dismissed early speculations in the rounds that the Speaker would be rivaled by former Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo del Rosario.
The source said that the speculations are nothing but a wedge to sow division between the two good leaders, adding that on the contrary the former governor ” is solidly behind the able leadership of Speaker Alvarez.”
The source said he has talked with the former governor and the latter said that he had not been interviewed by any mediamam regarding the issue and is ready to make statement soonest before the media to end the speculations and for the unity of leaders in the province.
The congressional source said in an interview Friday that “divisive speculations and lies” springing from these have got to stop as the Speaker is preocupied with and only wanted what is good for the province and the country.
As to the Speaker’s spat with Congressman Tony Boy Floirendo, “it just between them.”
The source also said that the Speaker and Gov. Anthony del Rosario are fast ironing out little kinks in his planned swearing in as new PDP-Laban member along with the handful others allied with the Liberal Party like New Corella Mayor Rhodora Alcoran and her municipal and barangay leaders.
The ex-Gov. RDR vs. Speaker Alvarez for Congress in District 1 by 2019 midterm polls is mere little talk or strange scenario being talked by early excited pundits in the rounds, as the ex-governor is registered voter in Babak, Igacos, in District 2.
But the strangest scenario among early politika buzzes this early is the possible squaring off between Gov. Anthony del Rosario and senior Board Member and ex-Gov. Chiongkee Uy, who is originally identified with Tagum City, Davao del Norte before his succesful forays in Comval politics. (mindanaosunchronicle.com/Cha Monforte)