Former Negros Occidental Gov. Rafael Coscolluela said yesterday that he has no plans of running for vice governor in 2016 and that it is time to make way for new blood.
Coscolluela said he does not know why his name is being floated as a possible vice gubernatorial bet, as nobody has talked to him about it.
A United Negros Alliance source had said earlier Coscolluela is among four bets being considered by UNA to run for vice governor.
“I think they are just floating names to gauge public reaction,” Coscolluela said.
But he said just thinking of campaigning makes him want to surrender already.
He said he has no idea about the merger talks between Love Negros and the United Negros Alliance.
Unification will be easy at the top, but it will be complicated at the bottom, he said.
Meanwhile, he said a coalition of non-government organizations, spearheaded by the Movement for Good Governance on the national level are talking about establishing a criteria of what makes good candidates at different levels of government.
The criteria will urge voters to decide based on the credentials of the candidates, he said.
If the voter is better informed about the qualities one needs for certain positions, maybe the right officials can be elected, he said.
Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. said educating the public on whom to vote for is good.*CPG
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