TRY ME, DAVAO DE GOVERNOR TELLS RIVALS
Davao de Oro Governor Jayvee Tyron Uy warned to file charges against politicians harassing followers of rivals following reports a municipal mayor has been intimidating supporters of the Hugpong Ng Pagbabago (HNP).
“Remember I am still a sitting governor , ” the mild-mannered governor said in a veiled warning directed at Mawab municipal mayor Ruperto Gonzaga.
“Try me,” said the governor in an interview with FM radio station ZRadio onThursday, March 24.
Gov. Uy is running for vice governor in the May 9 elections under the banner of the HNP , the regional party of presidential aspirant Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.
Remember I am also the chairman of the Provincial Peace and Order Council , said the governor hinting that he has a mandated authority to maintain peace and order in the province.
Gov. Uy dished out the warning against Mayor Gonzaga following alleged harassment by the followers of the Mawab mayor against HNP supporters.
He did not give details but added that he has created a monitoring team to investigate and prevent similar incidents involving politicians like Mayor Gonzaga.
The Mawab mayor is seeking reelection inder the banner of the opposition Reporma Party . His brother, Davao de Oro 2nd District Rep. Ruwel Peter Gonzaga, although Davao de Oro chair of a faction of the ruling PDP-Laban, has aligned with the Reporma and has fielded a hybrid PDP-Laban/Reporma slate for the coming election.
The congressman has fielded his wife, neophyte politician former Court of Appeals associate justice Dorothy Gonzaga against comebacking former governor senior Provincial Board member Arturo “Chiongkee” Uy, Gov. Uy’s father.
Mayor Duterte, who us running under the flag of the UniTeam with standard bearer former senator Bongbong Marcos, has endorsed the Walang Iwanan Team led by the Uys.