withdraws plan to run
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE
Former Dumaguete Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo has abandoned his
desire to run for mayor, and has endorsed Board Member Arturo Umbac
and Woodrow Maquiling to run for mayor and vice mayor, respectively.
In an interview with the DAILY STAR, Remollo revealed that Umbac
and his group have forged an alliance against incumbent mayor Agustin
Perdices. It has not, however, been confirmed if Maquiling has accepted
the endorsement as the latter is still recuperating from a recent
As part of the agreement, Remollo said he is withdrawing from
the race but is endorsing four names to run under the Umbac ticket.
They are former councilors Nilo Sayson and broadcaster Jess Estrabela,
former Department of Education division superintendent Dr. Metodio
Gapasin, and Tony Remollo.