By Helen Castaño | 10:59 PM November 18, 2021
Newly retired Police General Guillermo Eleazar and senatoriable vowed for genuine reform and transformation for the Filipino people, and serve the Filipinos in case he wins in May 2022.
“I appreciate the present government but this is another chapter of my life. Inialay ko ang aking serbisyo,” said Eleazar during a gathering in Tagbilaran attended by different sectors and civil societies.
He was accompanied by his wife Lally.
Also present were Davao del Norte Governor Edwin Jubahib, secretary general of Partido Reporma, the party of presidential aspirant Senator Panfilo Lacson and running mate Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III.
Reelectionist Jagna Mayor Joseph Rañola, Dauis mayoral candidate Roman Bullen, General Edgardo Ingking and Brigadier General Joseph Sevilla were also present.
“Ang aking lang maipagmalaki ay ang aking more than three decades in public service. Kung ano nakita niyo sa akin, gagawin ko yun at hihigitan ko pa,” he said.
Eleazar filed his candidacy for senator on Monday, November 15 – the last day of filing for substitution and withdrawal.
He said he is familiar with every corner and street in the country being the former PNP chief.
” Nakilala ko yung nasa grassroots kaya madaling gumawa ng mga panukala para sa kanila,” he said.
He added that he will further improve and continue the projects and programs initiated by Lacson.
A native of Tagkawayan, Quezon, he entered the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) in 1983 after he was challenged by his father Victor, a World War II veteran, if he has what it takes to be in the uniformed service.