By Dhel Nazario
A portion of F.B. Harrison St. in Pasay City was closed to make way for the march that accompanied Rep. Emi Calixto-Rubiano when she filed her certificate of candidacy (COC) for mayor at the Commision on Elections (Comelec) Thursday.
Rubiano intended to make a power swap with her brother, incumbent city mayor Antonino Calixto who now eyes the congressional seat of the city’s lone district.
Two other Calixtos, namely Mark, the son of Antonino and his nephew Joey, will be running as councilors.
Rubiano said that its the residents of the city who push them to run for their respective positions. “Siguro nakita rin ang paglilingkod ng pamilya Calixto mula pa sa aming ama,” she said.
[“It seems that they (voters) see how well we (Calixtos) served them as officials even during the time of our father,”]
The march that briefly closed one of the city’s main streets Thursday morning was headed by Rubiano herself, together with her brother and her running-mate incumbent vice mayor Boyet del Rosario.
Rubiano intends to continue, according to her, the good things that her brother has already started in the city and intends to work closely with the Sangguniang Panglungsod to focus on the needed improvements under Calixto’s administration.