NEWS: Olaño: “I’m alive and kicking”

aug 12

No heart attack
Trains sight on mayor, VG, BM post

Davao del Norte 1st District Cong. Arrel Olaño has denied reports that he has lately suffered a heart attack in Manila saying that far from it he is physically fit and healthy even as he said that he is training his sight to run either as a city mayor or vice governor or boardmember in 2010 polls.

Cong. Olaño bared this range of options in his political career as he is finishing his present third term during last Thurday’s edition of Kapihan sa Kapitolyo press conference at Bulwagan ng Lalawigan at Mankilam provincial government complex.

The congressman admitted that he called up the press conference with Davao del Norte and Compostela Valley mediamen through the Philippine Information Agency to squelch reports that he suffered a heart attack or that he was brought to as hospital in Manila due to a heart ailment.

He was accordingly mum on where the report or rumor came from. Neither did he attribute it as possibly coming from his political detractors, said mediamen who attended the press conference.

Olaño however said that one constituents of him who had earlier got wind of the rumor cried upon seeing him “alive and kicking”.

On the issue of the Value Added Tax, the congressman believed that it is vital to the government’s revenue generation should not be removed by the Arroyo administration.
He also opined there is a need for consultations as to the creation of the Bangsamoro Juridical Entity which in the recent peace agreement has expanded the territory of the present Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).(Cha Monforte/Rural Urban News)


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