Osmeña and Mayor Rody Duterte
Cebuanos are now waiting for the final decision of an all-out support by Cebu political clans to Mayor Duterte's candidacy. The Osmena's of Cebu headed by former senator now Toledo City Mayor John Henry Osmena and former Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña have been encouraging Mayor Duterte to run for President before the mayor decided to run for a higher office.
For the past six decades there was no "Bisaya" who served as President of the Philippines, the last Bisaya leader who led the Philippines is the nationalist Carlos P. Garcia of Bohol who served from 1957 to 1961. He became well-known for his "Filipino First" policy.
The roots of Mayor Duterte can be traced in Cebu because his father, the late Davao Gov. Vicente Duterte, once served as Mayor of Danao City. The late Cebu City Mayor Ronald Duterte, son of former Mayor Ramon Duterte Sr. was a cousin of the Davao City Mayor Rody Duterte.
Aside from the Dutertes in Cebu, Mayor Rody also counts among his relatives the political clans of Durano, Almendras and Patalinghug in Cebu.
Promdi founder and one of the most popular politicians in Cebu, Lito Osmeña has asked the Davao City Mayor to seek the presidency and even vowed to give his all-out support to the Mayor. Lito Osmena fully supports Duterte's desire to adopt a federal form of government, which seeks to decentralize and speed up development of the countryside and transfer the seat of power from Manila to different provinces in the Philippines.
Mayor Duterte also acknowledge Lito Osmeña who advocated for the Federal Form of government that he is one of the three people who requested the mayor to go around the country to promote federalism and inform the Filipino public about its usefulness. The others who are rooting for Federalism are former Assemblyman Reuben Canoy and ex. Sen. Aquilino Pimentel Jr.
Cebu Politicians Headed by Lito Osmena to Unite in Support of Mayor Duterte Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 3/08/2016 Rating: