By: Dolly Yasa
BACOLOD City – Former provincial board member Enrique Montilla III, the acknowledged political kingpin the 5th District, yesterday declared support to Provincial Board Member Dino Yulo.
This, as reports started to circulate yesterday, about surveys showing that Yulo is ahead of Binalbagan Mayor Alejandro Mirasol, the official candidate of the United Negros Alliance and of the Liberal Party.
Montilla was credited for the victory of the departed Congressman Iggy T. Arroyo in 2004.
Montilla was said to have swayed the votes for Arroyo’s victory in 2004 being the political backer then of three mayors - Renato Malabor of Isabela, Hermilo Aguilar of Hinigaran and Jose Garcia of Moises Padilla and former vice mayor Alberto Nicor of La Castellana.
Montilla said he is accompanying Yulo in his house to house campaign sorties in Isabela town.
“Me and my family are supporting the bid of Yulo for congressman,” Montilla stressed.
On the other hand Yulo said that “money is not only flooding the 5th District but overflowing.”