BY MATE ESPINA
Former Rep. Alfredo Abelardo “Albee” Benitez told Rotarians the attention of the current administration in Bacolod City is on how to perpetuate themselves in power rather than on how to govern properly.
Benitez spoke at the 49th induction of the Rotary Club of Bacolod North held at Hacienda Pag-asa in Cadiz City, where he was made honorary member of the club Tuesday, July 20.
Kendall Ang is the incoming club president and Romy Lopez is the outgoing president.
Present at the affair were Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, Cadiz Mayor Salvador Escalante, and prominent businessmen of Bacolod City.
Benitez said he is running for mayor of Bacolod because he believes he can do better at bringing progress and development to the city.
He said he did not realize how much pent up feelings and frustrations the people of Bacolod have.
Bacolod is drowning in corruption, in poor governance and lack of vision and direction, he told the Rotarians.*