BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO
Bacolod Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia said yesterday that he is not yet ready to entertain politics since the health and safety of the people are on top of his priorities during this time of the pandemic.
This was the mayor’s reaction after calls for the former solon and now Capitol consultant, Alfredo Benitez, to run for mayor of Bacolod City surfaced on social media.
The calls came weeks after a campaign for Benitez to run for senator in the 2022 synchronized elections also surfaced on Facebook.
“We know how serious the pandemic is and this needs my full time and attention. So I am not yet ready to attend to politics. I want to ensure the safety and health of the people first,” Leonardia said. “This is a gigantic and very challenging job,” Leonardia said, so he wants to give it his full attention and he does not want to talk about politics or the next election yet, he added.*