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IN NEG.OR.
Former finance exec
eyeing governorship

BY JUANCHO GALLARDE

Former Finance Secretary Margarito Teves said his options are open for the governorship in 2013, but added that it is yet too early to tell or make some categorical pronouncements.

Teves, who was present at the Independence Day celebration in Dumaguete City, said he is still trying to see the happenings around the province, and to find out whether the people still know him, especially the younger generation.

Teves said he wanted to have an appreciation of what is going on in Negros Oriental to make sure that when he comes back to politics, he will make a difference.

He stressed that three things can compel him to run for governor in 2013 and those are a higher awareness of the people for his comeback; when he is acceptable as an official; and when he gets the support of everybody, from local officials down to the barangay level.

“I want to make sure that there’s something that I can contribute at this point if I will decide to run in 2013,” Teves said.  He was chosen as best finance secretary in Asia during the administration of former President Gloria Arroyo.*JG

 

 

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