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Gov. Petilla espouses political peace among Leyte constituents

By Provincial Media Relations Center (PMRC Leyte)
April 26, 2007

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte  –  In seeking for another term in Leyte’s gubernatorial post, Gov. Carlos Jericho “Icot” Petilla said he is espousing “political peace” this time in the province to better achieve the plans and programs he vows to continue on his second term.

This the governor was alluding to reports that some parties and sectors of the Leyte’s constituency is still not in total agreement to the unification effort between political incumbents and aspirants under the same wing of the ruling administration party.

“I know nga dinhi ha aton, damo nga mga tawo an nadiri hini nga unification. Kay pulong nira waray kuno damo nga kuarta it magkakalupad during election,” Gov. Petilla said.

However he said his administration is trying to preserve “political peace” as it is part and a main ingredient in combating the many problems that the province faces.

“Peace should be achieved at all costs. It is a main ingredient if we want to progress and combat problems in Leyte. Mahihimo la naton ini kon magbuburubligay ngan kon waray samok,” he said.

It can be recalled that unification was forged among the administration’s political allies in the province, to name, the Petillas and the Romualdezes of Leyte, who are recognized as the dominant names in the political arena in this side of the country.

However, despite the agreement and with the campaign period coming to a full swing, political observers say, the agreement between the two families can still be tipped over with the deadline of substitution for candidates to reign in on May 7, seven days before the slated polls.