Mankilam barangay captain Rex Jasper Aala professed “there’s no politics” involved in the recent educational cum fellowship rest-and-recreation travel of all the 23 barangay captains in Tagum City to Bohol and Cebu as sponsored by Compostela Valley senior Board Member and ex-Gov. Arturo “Chiongkee” Uy.
In an interview Monday, the punong barangay of the place where the Capitol sits said that Uy’s sponsorship in their going to Panglao, Bohol and then to Plantation Bay in Lapulapu, Cebu was initiated by Apokon barangay captain Kimboy Angoy and the other barangay captains just grabbed the opportunity to join. They travelled from Oct. 21 to 24.
When Angoy approached Uy for sponsorship, the latter was just kind-hearted and they are grateful of it, he said.
Aala said that Board Member Uy just wished there would unity of all barangay captains with Mayor Allan Rellon.
“We talked no politics there and the board member even said he’s already old and thinking of retiring,” added Aala.
A source said that Uy went to join them at the last night of their fellowship in the travel.
Uy earlier swore in as new PDP-Laban member last August 28, 2017 mass oathtaking initiated by Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez thus joining with the old pack of earlier PDP-Laban members in the two sister provinces which includes Mayor Rellon.
In earlier media interview, Uy quashed rumors he is training his sight for Tagum mayor in 2019 midterm elections saying it was still to early to talk politics but added he grew up, was originally identified with Tagum where he has a lot of friends and in fact spending more time these days as a board member’s time allows him to do it.
It is a public knowledge that the former Comval governor stays at his known “Alabama” residence cum business office at the heart of Tagum City.
Uy is also being talked in an early politika buzz that he is also gunning for governor in Davao del Norte.
A highly-placed source said the Chiongkee-for-governor was broached no less than by the Speaker but the ex-governor counter broached a different transfiguration: him for city mayor while his brother ex-Mayor Rey T. Uy could be also a formidable gubernatorial bet.
Whatever, it maybe still to early to talk about politics, but politics spices up and sizzles up already the current season in the province by pundits’ many buzzes this early really. (mindanaosunchronicle.com/Cha Monforte)