Naga City (Oct 11, 2012) - In response, Facebook post that disconcerted many of her supporters, Leni Robredo promptly denies that Migz Villafuerte is the official Liberal Party (LP) bet for Governor of Camarines Sur. In fact, it is Joel Cadiz, said Leni.
Leni's complete post:
"Totoy: it is not at all true that Migz is LP standard bearer. JOEL CADIZ IS THE OFFICIAL LP CANDIDATE. Problem is initial plan was to make cam sur a free zone as far as the gubernatorial race is concerned because no one was willing to run at first. Joel's decision was made on the very last day of filing. Some LP members were already committed to support Migz. Have asked LP national to remedy the situation."
Leni posted her reply in the same Facebook thread started by blogger Totoy Badiola, which was starting to heat up with comments from other Facebook bloggers with reactions ranging from surprise to anger.
In a follow up comment, Leni, who admitted surprise at the news, offered further the speculation that the disinformation could have been planted by the political adversaries of the Liberal Party in Camarines Sur.
Despite Leni's clarification, however, Badiola slams the perceived effort of some politicians officially affiliated with the Liberal Party in Camarines Sur to bring the political party formerly headed by the late Sec. Jesse Robredo into alignment with the 23-year old Migz Villafuerte, the official gubernatorial candidate of the Nationalista Party and son of incumbent governor of Camarines Sur, LRay Villafuerte.
Sources point to Aga Mulach, LP congressional bet for the 4th district, and Sal Fortuno, LP congressional candidate for the 5th district, as among the personalities working within the LP circle for Migz Villafuerte.
Lawyer Jose Anselmo Cadiz, former Solicitor General and IBP National President, is a close friend and classmate of the late Jesse Robredo in elementary (Naga Parachial School) and high school (Ateneo de Naga). Joel Cadiz, as he is more popularly known, filed his candidacy just in the nick of time and is now caught in a 3-cornered fight with incumbent 3rd district congressman Luis R. Villafuerte and grandson Migz Villafuerte in the gubernatorial race in the province of Camarines Sur.