In a message sent to Palawan Daily on Monday, August 23, Palawan Councilors League (PCL) President and Narra acting Vice-Mayor Clarito “Prince” Demaala IV says “no comment” for now on running for the 2022 mayoral race in his municipality although public clamor on his candidacy has been circulating in the southern town.
“No statement on our side now,” Demaala said in a message sent to Palawan Daily when asked if he had plans on running as the town’s chief executive yesterday.
While he is grateful to be included in the town’s mayoral bets, Demaala said that it is too early to decide whether or not he would run for mayor and intends to focus, for now, on extending public services in Narra’s far flung barangays.
“Masyado pang maaga, may pandemic pa tayong kinakaharap, marami pa ang di naabot ng serbisyo publiko na dapat pagtuunan ng pansin. Maraming mga taga-Narra ang namatayan ng mga mahal sa buhay kaya bago natin pangarapin ang pagiging mayor, dapat mabawasan muna natin ang bigat ng suliranin ng ating mga kababayan sa Narra,” Demaala said.
Now, as talk of the election grows louder, political entities such as suspended Narra Mayor Gerandy B. Danao and Demaala are starting to gather momentum as their names have been tagged as contenders for the town’s mayoral race.
Danao, in recent media interviews, also expressed that he is also studying to run as Palawan provincial governor.