Amidst the collusion or coalition of the “trapos” or traditional politicians of Negros Oriental, they agreed to maintain the status quo, meaning they will not support any candidate to contest the incumbent officials seeking re-election, thus, it will save them a lot of money for their re-election.
However, out of this conspiracy, wherein the governor has no credible opposition, IKAY filed her certificate of candidacy for governor for the Province of Negros Oriental.
“IKAY” is an incumbent member of the Provincial Board representing the first congressional district of Negros Oriental. The real name of “IKAY” as she is fondly called is JESSICA JANE VILLANUEVA. She is most welcome by the electorate of Negros Oriental, to give people an alternative. Ikay has saved democracy in Negros Oriental. She is not involved in any corruption or anomaly. She is fiercely independent and will speak what is in her mind. She belongs to the Villanueva and Larena clan of Negros Oriental, who used to control the politics in Negros Oriental, which included Siquijor, which used to be a part of Negros Oriental. That is why the town of Larena, Siquijor is named after former Governor Demetrio Larena. The Villanueva-Larena clan welcomed the American Missionaries to Negros Oriental when they were looking for the establishment of an American Protestant School which is now known as Silliman University.
If the political clan of the Villanueva and Larena will unite to support Ikay or Jessica Jane Villahermosa, she will indeed be a formidable political force to be reckoned with. She belongs to the family of the Villanuevas and Larenas who will sell their hacienda to run for office and serve the people. Unlike the new politicians who will enrich themselves in office through corruption, like making money through sand and gravel permits or concessions.
Some politicians easily get millions because of sand and gravel. Investigative journalists should document and expose the corruption in the sand and gravel business. If President Duterte is serious in his anti-corruption drive, I am sure he will have his hands full of government officials involved in the sand and gravel anomaly of Negros Oriental.
HUMANA NA TA MAGDEGAMO, MAGJICAY NA PUD TA. IKAY AKONG GOVERNOR.
EVIL MEN FLOURISH BECAUSE GOOD MEN DO NOTHING!