Eleazar’s senatorial bid snowballs with more sectoral support

Eleazar’s senatorial bid snowballs with more sectoral support

File photo of just retired PNP chief Lt. Gen. Guillermo Lorenzo Tolentino Eleazar. (Photo: Rappler)

By Tracy Cabrera

MANILA — Following the declaration of support from workers’ groups for Partido Reporma senatorial bet Guillermo Eleazar, more and more are welcoming the candidacy of former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar for a Senate seat.

According to the latest news concerning the forthcoming national election in May next year, even foreign affairs secretary Teodoro ‘Teddy Boy’ Locsin Jr. has said that Eleazar’s entry into politics is a good sign because the country will be the winner with the retired general’s plan to push for reforms in the PNP and the whole country.

“I won’t wish you luck Gen. Eleazar. The victory of a man of your quality shouldn’t be left to luck. I wish our country luck that you win,” Locsin enthused.

“You showed it can be done: Police power as it should be to achieve its purpose of public’s security and society’s peace,” the former veteran newsman and current Cabinet secretary added in his Twitter post.

And not only Locsin has given his all-out support to Eleazar candidacy with more sectoral groups welcoming the Partido Reporma bet, among them public transport operators and drivers and even families angmd kin of victims of so-called extrajudicial killings (EJKs).

“Kaya sa darating na Mayo 9, ireserba n’yo na mga kosa ang isang slot sa 12 Senador kay Eleazar. Kailangan pa bang i-memorize ‘yan?” one member of General Eleazar’s Media Friends stated recently.

“Sa kanyang liderato ng PNP, maraming proyekto na ipinatupad si Eleazar na naging daan para mabilis na nanumbalik ang tiwala ng mga Pinoy sa ating kapulisan. Inamin ni ex-PNP chief na mahirap itong panibagong hamon na kanyang haharapin subalit iginiit n’ya na wala namang madali sa pakikibaka sa buhay,” veteran columnist Non Alquitran of Pilipino Star Ngayon added.

When asked why he has decided to join politics, Eleazar candidly replied: “Napakadaling sabihin na kaya gusto kong tumakbo ay para makatulong sa ating mga kababayan at ipagpatuloy ang pagsisilbi bilang lingkod bayan. But for me, it all boils down into the deep connection between the real motivation and the capability to deliver from that motivation.”

(ai/mtvn)

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