Cabinet Secretary Evasco files COC for Bohol GovernorPosted on
DAVAO CITY (October 16) — Cabinet Secretary Leoncio “Jun” Evasco this morning filed his Certificate of Candidacy for Bohol Governor under the Nationalist Peoples Coalition party.
The Evasco family accompanied him and some supporters who are mostly members of the Alyansang Bol-anon Alang sa Kausaban (Abaka) movement in going to the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
Evasco said President Rodrigo Duterte smiled when he asked permission to join the gubernatorial race in Bohol.
Duterte promised to support Evasco and even said “I will campaign for you.”
Evasco, a true blooded Bol-anon, used to be Municipal Mayor of Maribojoc for three consecutive terms.
In 2015, he led Duterte’s presidential campaign and was appointed the Cabinet Secretary in 2016.
Evasco said he went back to politics to end “partisan politics” in Bohol.
He thanked the President for the trust and confidence during the past 30 years.
Duterte appointed Evasco to various posts in Davao City government, from being his chief of staff to City Engineer to Economic Enterprise, and in all these Evasco delivered his expectations.
Evasco told NewsLine.ph “I finally conceded to the appeal of the people in my province to be the vehicle for change- a real change, after years of reflection and consultation with my family, we finally bowed to the voice of the people.”
Evasco said, there are so many aspects of governance in Bohol that needed to be changed “And If I will succeed, those who appealed to me to seek this post, will be there to help me realize our unified and collective dreams to make Bohol a competitive province, away from corruption, as we aspire for a vibrant economy.”
Evasco is running against outgoing Bohol third district Congressman Arthur Yap .
Yap has been facing numerous corruption charges before the Office of the Ombudsman and the Sandiganbayan, though some of which were dismissed recently.-Editha Z. Caduaya/NewsLine.ph