During the Christmas party tendered by Compostela Valley Governor Jayvee Tyron Uy for the media Friday night at Big 8 Hotel in Tagum City, senior Board Member and ex-Gov. Arturo “Chiongkee” Uy sang a nostalgic Christmas song of Ariel Rivera, “Sana Ngayong Pasko.”
During the party, senior Uy gave his message and immediately asked some 200 mediamen before him not to ask him “unsay daganan nako sa Davao del Norte (what position I’ll run for).”
He continued a presscon was not needed after the affair as there were a lot of mediamen who would ask questions which would give a length. So, he would just render a song and leave a Christmas gift for them to share, to the delight of the audience.
Uy, wearing gray T-shirt and gray jogging pants, then sang Rivera’s song But to the surprise of the audience he made an ad lib in the middle of his singing with a fast rap shot: “may gira sa Davao del Norte” and of course, he means no other- an electoral war.
Ariel Rivera’s “Sana Ngayong Pasko” is a beautiful Christmas Pinoy song that evokes feeling of missing something or someone, of leaving, describing a deep nostalgic longing, bringing sad and happy feelings all at once on Christmas.
But literally, it goes deeper. Uy may have or may have not known the implication of the song’s 3rd and 4th stanzas:
“Bakit ba naman kailangang lumisan pa
Ang tanging hangad ko lang ay makapiling ka”
Is he leaving Comval to be back at the bosom of his original home province although it is publicly known he has been staying, living in Tagum City with his known Alabama home-business headquarters since then?
A few pundits said after he sang that “he is running for governor” as he never mentioned the word “Tagum”.
Uy shortly left the venue leaving P20,000 Christmas gift for the mediamen who either received a goodie like water kettle, flat iron, glasses, tumblers and others or a P500 share.
Uy, originally a Tagumenyo, has been talked about for months now to be either running for Tagum mayor or governor, or “to any post” in his own latest statement. In one buzz, Speaker Bebot Alvarez had accordingly offered Uy to run for the gubernatorial post, but the latter said he preferred running for Tagum mayor.
After that offer, Uy has been reported to be circulating, attending in fact singing in gatherings in many places of Davao del Norte. (mindanaosunchronicle.com/Cha Monforte)