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Posted in Uncategorized with tags on May 29, 2014 by cha monforte

april 10-16, 2014

By Cha Monforte

“Is Baby really running for governor by 2016?” That’s the oft-repeated question of many people about the gubernatorial plan of Davao del Norte Vice Governor Victorio “Baby” Suaybaguio, Jr. as he is visibly the people’s choice.

In an interview last Monday, the last-termer vice governor was asked of the same question, and he said: “Yes! I’m running for governor. By 2016 I would have served four terms as a vice governor, God willing, and by then I have no choice anymore.”

“It is a long preparation, and not by spur of the moment,” he added.


Davao del Norte Vice Gov. Baby Suaybaguio, Jr.

Davao del Norte Vice Gov. Baby Suaybaguio, Jr.

“I allowed myself for four terms as vice governor, and it’s indication that I have prepared myself for that eventuality. That preparation started a long time ago since my first term as the vice governor. I have high respect to the governor and I believe on his leadership,” he added.

“I did not announce because it’s not yet the proper time, but actions speak louder than words,” Vice Gov. Suaybaguio waxed somehow poetically in debunking claim that he is not interested to run for governor.

“Qualification-wise, academically I have, and the on-the-job training has been there to speak for my qualification for the job. What more do I have? I have already known and have gone working closely with the people of the Capitol. If given the chance, I have already the people to work with me to assure the continuity of the good thrusts, programs and projects of the governor for the continued growth and development of the province of Davao del Norte,” he said.

“Let my record speaks for what I am,” he added.

The vice governor has been in public service in various elective posts for 28 years already starting in 1980. He started winning as councilor of the then municipality of Tagum, then he became the Tagum vice mayor, and Tagum mayor for three terms, the last term of which he and his entire slate secured so handily when they ran completely unopposed, a record that has yet to be beaten for a draw by any mayoral candidate and his entire slate in the provinces. (Rural Urban News/Cha Monforte)