Mabilogs supporting neither Treñas nor Espinosa for mayor

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Maria Victoria Mabilog, wife of dismissed Iloilo City mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog, will not endorse a candidate in the 2019 mayoral race.

Maria Victoria said neither Rep. Jerry Treñas nor Mayor Jose “Joe” Espinosa III reached out to her husband when President Rodrigo Duterte was heavily criticizing the former mayor over his alleged involvement in illegal drugs.

“Categorically and under our current circumstances, we have not and will not be endorsing any candidate for mayor in the City of Iloilo. We will continue to pray that the good people of Iloilo City will once again seek in prayer for an enlightened decision on who is best to lead our beloved city,” she wrote on Facebook.

While she understood that Treñas and Espinosa also feared that Duterte might turn against them, Mabilog’s wife said, “Neither one of them bothered to reach out and personally assured Jed that they were one with him in this fight and would work and pray with him so that truth and justice would prevail.”

In August last year, the Mabilog family left the Philippines for fear of getting killed.