Rep. Alejandro Mirasol (Neg. Occ., 5th District) Saturday confirmed that Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez Jr. consulted with him on the possibility of his running for governor.
Mirasol said the vice governor met with him two weeks ago to “impart the scenario” but he does not know what the status of his plans are now.
There have been talks that the vice governor plans to run for governor in 2013, but Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. has announced that he is seeking re-election.
“I suppose negotiations are still ongoing…If they can agree among themselves better,” Mirasol said.
The congressmen of Negros Occidental are expected to meet soon with United Negros Alliance founder Eduardo Cojuangco to decide on whom they will field for governor.
But Mirasol said he has not been informed yet when such meeting will take place.
Mirasol did not say whom he is supporting, but said the party has practiced respect for the equity of the incumbent in the past.
Meanwhile, Mirasol said P30 million in road projects are underway in his district, and he has allocated P18 million as a counterpart to the provincial government’s P18 million for the coverage of residents of the fifth district in the Negros Occidental Comprehensive Health Care Program.
He is also providing vehicles to local governments and scholarships in his district, Mirasol said.*CPG