Ouano: Election for lone district of Mandaue can wait in 2022
CEBU CITY, Philippines — The election of a new representative for the lone district of Mandaue City can wait until the 2022 national elections.
Provincial Board Member Thadeo Jovito “Jonkie” Ouano of the sixth district of Cebu said that calling for a special election is impractical because this will entail unnecessary cost.
“Once mag special elections ta, gasto na pud on the expense of the people. Dili man na ingon ana kadali. For me, mas maayo nga huwaton na lang nato ang 2022 (election),” he added.
But Ouano said he is happy that Mandaue City’s lone district bill was final passed.
“Kaning pagka-lone district sa Mandaue City is already long overdue. Finally, after several attempts sa atong mga representatives it is realized,” Ouano told Cebu Daily News Digital.
Secretary Adelino Sitoy of the Presidential Legal Liaison Office (PLLO) said in an interview on Friday that a bill that will separate Mandaue City from Cordova and Consolacion towns that now consist the sixth district of Cebu was already “good as signed by the president.”
Ouano said that while Mandaue City will get to benefit from additional projects with its creation into a lone district, government should not also disregard the welfare of people in Cordova and Consolacion towns./dcb
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