The political scene of Castilla, Sorsogon suddenly burst today after Barangay Chairman Alex “Nonong” Sotto of Poblacion announced his intention to challenge for the mayoralty incumbent Mayor Isagani “Bong” Mendoza. The announcement was made in a meet the press witnessed by at least 20 barangay chairmen of the town Thursday,
Sotto said that he wants to “share his God-given talents to his townmates” as the primary reason why he will contest the incumbency of Mendoza this May 2022 election.
A businessman before his entry into local politics, the medical technologist graduate envisioned a health care system for the town with a diagnostic facility manned by abled and professional practitioners. He said that he will be a “healing leader.”
Explaining, that divisiveness among Castillanons should be set aside and appealed to his supporters that personal assault has no place in the campaign. Focus on what was done and what was not done, search instead what the community needs. His entrepreneurial background is an advantage to the people of the town with his established friendship with people willing to sink their investment in the town.
Taking a jab to Mendoza, Sotto said that there are questions needing to be answered by the incumbent noting the share of the town in the operation of its seaport. The free casket for the needy and put a question mark for the 150 million peso loan.
Promising a new brand of leadership, he intends to create an atmosphere of confidence, not abusive and too powerful, and shall be accessible to everyone if elected. Again, reflecting on incidents allegedly committed by Mendoza, but clarified that his friendship with the mayor remains.
Mendoza already rebutted those accusations.
He urged his townmates to let bygones be bygones of the unfulfilled promises by the incumbent saying that with their support and confidence a new chapter of continuity will be made to fulfill the unfulfilled promises.
Sotto’s political agenda is to support the best candidates whose programs and development plans will benefit his town saying that his programs parallel with that of Edwin Hamor, the mayor of Casiguran town who is seeking the governorship of the province. I will support his candidacy even that he has thrown his support to the incumbent. He will be supporting the electoral bid of the Escudero’s