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JDV son dives into Pangasinan politics‎; Mom Manay Gina backs out

Dec 9, 2015 @ 10:58

The son former House Speaker Jose “Joe” De Venecia wants to be a politiko too as he substituted for her mother, Pangasinan 4th District Rep. Gina De Venecia.

Last December 8, just in time before the Comelec December 10 deadline for substitutions, Christopher “Toff” De Venecia filed his Certificate of Candidacy in Dagupan City.

The young De Venecia said that he wants to nurture the soul of the fourth congressional district.

“My father (JDV) was the builder; my mom was the heart. I’d like to nurture the soul of our district.”

Incumbent Pangasinan 4th District Rep. Gina De Venecia who is on her second term, withdrew her COC to pave the way for her son’s candidacy for congressman under the Liberal Party.

The congresswoman said that she together with former Speaker Jose De Venecia will guide Toff in continuing the De Venecia legacy. This time it will be three-in-one type of service.

“Toff will serve the people with his style of serbisyong three-in-one wherein myself and Manong Joe will guide him every step of the way in continuing our legacy but elevating it with his style of consultative leadership and ideas that will bring the fourth district into the 21st century, she stresses,” De Venecia said.

The young De Venecia will be up against Angel B. Aquino, Catherine A. Blanco, Arvin T. De Guzman, Ronaldo M. Ebreo, Reggie L. Generalao, Mario G. Operana.
Pangasinan 4th District Rep. Gina De Venecia and 5-time House Speaker Jose De Venecia accompany their son, Christopher De Venecia as he filed his Certificate of Candidacy for congressman on December 8 at the Comelec provincial office in Dagupan City. The young De Venecia substituted for her mother who withdrew her candidacy.

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