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Gov. Petilla urges Leyteños for a 12-0 vote for Team Unity

By Provincial Media Relations Center (PMRC Leyte)
March 18, 2007

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte  –  Leyte Governor Carlos Jericho "Icot" Petilla campaigned among fellow Leyteños to vote straight for Team Unity senatorial line up, the ticket he was formerly under with when he had his short stint as a senatorial candidate.

Gov. Petilla said that having the majority bloc in the senate would mean additional projects that will be trickled down to the common people to the provinces such as Leyte.

"It's like having your own municipal council, if the councilors do not agree, who suffers. It is the people. If the local chief executive does not get the nod of the council, who suffers, still it's the people," Gov. Icot said in front of a wide audience in the two day campaign sortie of Team Unity in Leyte province.

He assured the voting populace that the senatoriables under the administration ticket are truly bonded together and have a track record of delivering the service needed by the people.

"I know, for the short while I was with them, that they are truly united towards a common goal and they have the same vision of uniting the whole country rather than dividing it on talks of politics," Gov. Petilla said.

Senatoriables who were in the province this week for their provincial campiagn trail were Joker Arroyo, Ralph Recto, Mike Defensor, Chavit Singzon and Ed Angara. 

The senators were able to conduct its "Pulong-Sulong" in the towns of Abuyog, Burauen, Dulag and the city of Tacloban, all places having a big share of the voting populace.

Gov. Petilla also sponsored a dinner for the campaigning senatoriables at the Leyte capitol Gym which was attended by local chief executives from different Leyte towns, provincial and regional officials.