Among Cebu’s most notable politician, who was regarded as the initiator of Ceboom or Cebu Booming Economy, previous Governor Emilio “Lito” Osmeña indicated on Thursday his support to Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s Presidential campaign due to the latter’s push for federalism.
In a media meeting unveiled to the press at Marco Polo Hotel in Cebu City, the former Cebu Governor was cited as stating “I do support him (Duterte) for President I think he is the most desirous of decentralization and also (he has) the only proven success in addressing the biggest global danger, which is drug addiction,” Osmeña said.
Based on PROMDI (Probinsya Muna Development Initiative) head, the economic development of the Philippines are only able to be accomplished when there is peace as well as order, that is one of Mayor Duterte’s platforms.
The former Cebu governor also stated his support for Duterte’s crusade for federalism in which looks for to decentralize and also accelerate the improvement of the countryside. Osmeña added that the people in Visayas and also in Mindanao are “slaves of the Capital Region,” saying that the two areas have high income but only get less budget from the National Government.
Lito Osmeña once was regarded as force to be reckoned with in his Presidential bid however because of several factors he wasn’t in a position to win the Presidency but demonstrated for good that the united people of Visayas and Mindanao could possibly threat the ruling political party’s in Manila.