COUSINS IN THE CROSSFIRE: Presidential campaign in NegOcc heats up

Former Murcia mayor Sonny Coscolluela (L) and Former Negros Occ. governor Lito Coscolluela

By Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – The election season is indeed heating up based on the statements of the campaign groups of the two frontrunners in the 2022 presidential elections.

Earlier, former Negros Occidental governor Lito Coscolluela, lead campaigner of Vice President Leni Robredo in the province, asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to investigate the alleged threats and intimidation against Robredo’s supporters in Pulupandan town.

Coscolluela appealed to Pulupandan Mayor Miguel Pena and other mayors in the province to refrain from employing alleged dirty tricks in campaigning for their candidates.

“We are not trying to make conclusions but we are asking the Comelec to investigate,” he said.

But the spokesman of the group campaigning for the presidential bid of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos dared his cousin Lito Coscolluela to file charges.

Former Murcia Mayor Sonny Coscolluela, spokesman of BBM for President-Negros, told reporters Monday that “if these are indeed happening then it should be reported to the police.”

“There should be an official complaint, otherwise it remains hearsay. I dare my cousin to file charges,” the former mayor said.