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Gerochi says endorsement of Mrs. Mabilog ‘big help’

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Councilor R Leone Gerochi said the endorsement of dismissed mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog’s wife will be a big help in his bid for vice mayor in the 2019 midterm elections.

“I should perform up to the standard she expected of me,” said Gerochi, who is the running mate of incumbent Mayor Jose Espinosa III.

“I take it also as a responsibility not to violate the trust reposed upon me by Ma’am Marivic,” he added.

Maria Victoria earlier endorsed Gerochi’s candidacy through her Facebook account.

She believes the three-term councilor had “the intellectual acuity, the moral strength, integrity, honesty, determination, fortitude, independence, love for his city, professionalism, and dedication to his vocation that none of his opponents have, or at best, have very little,” Mrs. Mabilog wrote.

Gerochi will fight Vice Mayor Jeffrey Ganzon, Councilor Plaridel Nava, and Constancio Caro Jr. in next year’s vice mayoral race.