By Helen Castaño | 05:58 PM October 08, 2021
Tagbilaran City Vice Mayor Jose Antonio “Toto” Veloso has taken the plunge into the mayoral race.
He filed a certificate of candidacy for mayor on Friday (Oct. 8). He was accompanied by his wife Lura.
Veloso’s running-mate Councilor Augustinus “Dodong” Gonzaga and his councilors- Jonas Cacho, Gregy Gatal, Opong Madanguit, Rey Inting, Atty. Hermie Butron and Danny Abellana also filed their candidacies.
Veloso said he was able to sponsor significant landmark legislations like the investment incentive code and ordinance for senior citizens.
“We will continue.. In fact we will improve, we will expand, especially the programs for senior citizens,” he said.
“Ang Tagbilaran usa ka dakbayan, dili gingharian,” he added.
Veloso became councilor in 2001. He was elected vice mayor in 2007 and he became president of the Vice Mayor League of the Philippines. He was re-elected vice mayor in 2013.