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Guv: I won't meddle
in Bacolod politics

Negros Occidental Gov. Joseph Maraņon yesterday said he will not meddle in Bacolod politics.

Maraņon issued the statement when asked if he would discourage from seeking public office, former Bacolod police chief Vicente Ponteras who announced that he is running for mayor of the city as an independent.

"Everybody is free to run, I don't discourage or encourage (people to run)," he said. Maraņon is provincial chairman of the Nationalist People's Coalition of which incumbent Mayor Evelio Leonardia is a member.

But Maraņon said that, since Bacolod is a highly urbanized city, nomination of its official candidates come from the NPC national office.

"I have nothing to do with the political situation in Bacolod City and I do not intend to meddle," he said.*CPG

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