Gordon, Fernando file COCs for president, vice president

MANILA, Philippines – Banking on their backgrounds as mayors of Olongapo and Marikina City, Sen. Richard Gordon and former Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Bayani Fernando joined the bandwagon of those seeking the country’s two highest elective posts.

Fernando reached out to Gordon a few weeks ago to run as his (Fernando’s) vice president, but he was instead convinced to slide down and run under the Bagumbayan platform.

Fernando said he was giving way to a more senior and experienced colleague.

Gordon explained that his team up with Fernando is very formidable because they are banking on their vast experience as local executives, bringing progress to their constituents through political will.

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