Sun.Star Cebu

Dave willing to work with Mike to serve public


AFTER conceding in Cebu City’s mayoral race, City Councilor David “Dave” Tumulak promised Cebuanos that he will continue to serve the public even as his term as legislator ends on June 30, 2022.

Tumulak told reporters on Thursday, May 12, that he is also mulling his possible return to the media industry now that he is no longer an elected government official.

During the national and local elections last May 9, Tumulak received only 141,225 or 24.07 percent of the total votes cast while mayor-elect Michael Rama and former councilor Margot Osmeña got 40.85 percent and 34.50 percent of the votes cast, respective­ly.

In his speech during his proclamati­on on May 10, Rama offered reconcilia­tion to his political rivals.

On his part, Tumulak said that he did not carry any hatred toward any of his opponents, especially Rama, despite allegedly claiming that he had received death threats from one of his rivals. He, however, didn’t specify who sent the death threat.

The three-term councilor said he is willing to work with Rama as long as it is for the interest and welfare of the public.

Tumulak also expressed his gratitude to his supporters and volunteers for joining his campaign during the election.

Receiving a huge number of votes against two big family names in the city only showed that some Cebuanos were really wanting changes, said Tumulak.

Tumulak became a television and radio reporter for various media networks from 1980 until 2010. He also became the barangay captain of Basak Pardo from 2007 to 2013.


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