The former Justice Secretary, an incumbent Party-List congressman of 1BAP hails from Isabela Province but married the daughter of former Davao City Mayor Luis Santos, joined the elite list of politicians who are now campaigning for Mayor Duterte.
The departure of Bello from the camp of VP Binay is also an indication of a crack in the otherwise support of the APO for the Vice President. Justice Sec. Bello signed his commitment of support for Mayor Duterte during the historic mammoth rally of the Duterte Cayetano tandem in Davao City.
The decision of the party-list representative also signifies that he will give up his congressional seat just to support Team Duterte.
In a statement released to the media, Justice Bello was quoted as saying "For genuine change and reform, I have decided not to run for reelection as Party-List congressman to support Rody Duterte," Bello said in a statement.
Former Justice Sec. Silvestre Bello III to Focus on Mayor Duterte's Campaign Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 3/18/2016 Rating: