By Junex Doronio
SILANG, Cavite — Stressing that he is progressive and a staunch anti-communist, Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla on Tuesday dashed hopes that he will run for a national position as he bared that he is eyeing another term as chief executive of the country’s most densely populated province.
“Mayroon pa tayong 18 na buwan bago pumili ng bagong lider ng bayan. Ako po ay mananatili lamang sa Cavite kung gugustuhin pa rin ako ng mga tao,” Remulla said on his Facebook post.
The sporty governor noted that the past week he stood up against red-tagging by a military official and he maintained that his position on the issue remained unchanged.
“This is because I believe that red-tagging people in a very public manner is unfair, unjust and downright cruel,” Remulla explained.
He added: “It puts people’s lives and security at risk, not to mention the unthinkable damage to one’s reputation.”
Last Oct. 26, Remulla assailed the red-tagging incident at the Cavite State University (CvSU) – Main Campus in Indang town on Oct. 24.
He lashed at Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade for allegedly tagging Angel Locsin, Liza Soberano and former Miss Universe Catriona Gray and even Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso as communist sympathizers.
“Ok ka lang, Parlade? Your train of thought and reasoning are preposterous and shifty. If you want to threaten the lives of public personalities, may I suggest that you try knocking out someone on the same weight class?” Remulla dared the military official.
Apparently risking to be red-tagged, Remulla said he will never waver on his stance to fight for human rights.
“Hindi yata kakayanin ng konsensya ko ang manahimik habang ang mga taong walang kalaban laban ay tinatakot, pilit na ginigipit at pinagmamalupitan,” Remulla said.
Nevertheless, the governor clarified that he is a “staunch ANTI-COMMUNIST.”
“I do not believe in inciting rebellion nor using terrorism as a means of forcing a change in government,” Remulla stressed. (IA)
The governor also said he believes in President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and considers him a “patriot (who) is sincere in his sworn duty to serve the people.”
“Yes, marami siyang pagkukulang. Ngunit ako ay naniniwala na ang kanyang liderato ay itinakda ng tadhana,” Remulla noted.