CDO lawmaker declines Comelec position

February 25, 2015 5:48 am 

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Feb. 24 — A lawmaker from Cagayan De Oro City has declined nomination to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and instead vowed to focus his last term in Congress to pursue the unfinished program of his office.

Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, 2nd District of Cagayan De Oro City, has been nominated to replace the vacated seat of Comelec Commissioner Sixto Brillantes who retired early this month.

Rodriguez said he won’t qualify to the position because he is an elected public official as an incumbent representative of the Second District of Cagayan De Oro City.

“Instead, I will focus my remaining term to finish some important infrastructure projects in my district in 2016,” Rodriguez told the Philippines News Agency.

The projects, he said, are the one-lane P2.7 billion J.R. Borja-Carmen Skyway and the proposed two additional bridges that would connect Macabalan-Bonbon and the Balubal-Balulang villages.

Rodriguez also announced the groundbreaking on Saturday for the concreting of 26 streets in district’s six villages here with a total estimated cost of about P40 million. (PNA)

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