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Roque calls Kalay ‘most good looking mayor on Earth’: Sulat lang, may budget kami

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Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque really laid it on thick in praising Almodian Mayor Geefre ‘Kalay’ Alonsabe during his visit to IIoilo Saturday.

“He’s (Alonsabe) in the list of the most good looking mayors on Earth. [ Iyan ang listahan ng ating mayor. And the best good looking, and best mayors, number one in the list,” said Roque in a press conference.

Roque was in Iloilo for his regular provincial stopovers ostensibly to meet the provincial press on their home turfs. Roque chose to hold a press conference at Almodian town (which was 25 kilometers away from Iloilo City) which was holding its Semana Kang Alimodian fiesta.

“Ang aking dalang magandang balita, ang ating pinakamagaling at pinaka-good looking Mayor, humihingi ng covered court sa kanilang Plaza. Ang sagot ko naman, sulatan lang ako dahil after all, mayroon naman yatang kaunting budget ang pamahalaan ng Pilipinas at ang Malacañang Palace para sa ganitong mga proyekto,” said Roque.

Roque said Alonsabe did not ask for a specific amount or project from Malacanang.

“Hayaan mo munang magpadala ng liham ng malaman natin kung magkano ang maibibigay na tulong ng Malacañang. But I have to say, I’m very impressed by this festival. I’m very impressed by the productivity in this area. And I would hope that other municipalities follow the footsteps of Alimodian and I would hope that other Mayors are good as Mayor Kalay,” said Roque.

Roque is being groomed as one of the senatorial candidates of Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan in next year’s election.