for mayor this 2019.
Rodriguez said that he has been approached by leaders, local businessmen and sectoral groups to reclaim the city’s leadership, offering both manpower and resources. He said that these people are all saddened by the ongoing situation in the city and are dissatisfied by the current leadership.
“I was saddened by how the legacy programs that we have painstakingly placed for the city were all set aside,” Rodriguez added.
Rodriguez, a stalwart member of Liberal Party (LP), is being endorsed by his party and long-time followers and supporters to join the mayoralty race as substitute to one Eugene Diaz, who filed a certificate of candidacy under the opposition banner.
It could be recalled that LP Secretary General Quezon City Representative Jose Christopher Belmonte called on Rodriguez to “continue his leadership of this vibrant city and to reconsider his earlier decision not to run in the 2019 elections.”
The Comelec’s deadline for substitution of candidates who do not share the same surnames is on November 29, 2018.