Villafuerte: Chance of CamSur division dims

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 20 2012 09:38 AM | Updated as of Sep 20 2012 05:38 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The proposed measure to divide Camarines Sur into two provinces hangs in the balance as Congress prepares to go into recess.

Camarines Sur 2nd District Representative Luis Villafuerte Sr. said the future of the measure is uncertain owing to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's attempts to delay its passage.

"Hindi ko masasabi kung ano mangyayari ngayon. Ang katotohanan, majority of senators pumirma na ng committee report, maski yung nag-oobject sa Nacionalista Party pagbobotohan ito," Villafuerte told dzMM.

Villafuerte said Trillanes had repeatedly sought to interpellate the measure but never showed up, and even sought permission to submit an individual amendment the other day.

"Si Sen. Trillanes ang nag-iisang nag-oobject. Eh bakit hindi na lang siya kumampanya sa Camarines Sur pagdating ng plebisito para magkakitaan kung ang mga pinagsasasabi niya ay malaking kamaliaan lamang," he added.

Villafuerte, a proponent of the measure to create a new province Nueva Camarines from Camarines Sur, is ending his third consecutive term in Congress.

He, however, remains hopeful he can still pursue his bid for a congressional seat pending decisions by the Commission on Elections on the accreditation of Party-list representatives, and possibly the filing of certificates of candidacy on October 1. - ANC