Powerhouse One Cebu Party to hold mass oath-taking

Published May 18, 2022, 3:50 PM

by Calvin Cordova 

CEBU CITY – The influential One Cebu Party is set to hold a mass oath-taking for all its candidates that won in the May 9 national and local elections, and this includes the party’s president herself, Governor Gwen Garcia.

The governor made the announcement, although the date and venue, she said, are yet to be finalized.

“Since this is really history in the making, we are planning on a mass oath taking with all of our winning congressmen, mayors, vice mayors, councilors and board members,” said Garcia.

According to Sugbo News, the Capitol-ran medial outlet, One Cebu Party and party allies won the highest number of mayoral seats, cornering 43 out of the 51 towns and cities for a winning rate of 85 percent.

Garcia also made history in earning a fresh mandate, becoming the first gubernatorial candidate in the province to earn at least one million votes.

Garcia received 1.48 million votes, winning by a historic 1.14 million votes against former Tourism Secretary Ace Durano. Garcia’s margin of victory is the biggest in the history of the province’s electoral process.

Garcia announced that the party is planning to invite presumptive President Bongbong Marcos and presumptive Vice President Sara Duterte-Carpio for the planned mass oath-taking.

“We will extend that invitation and I hope his (Marcos’) schedule will permit us,” Garcia said.

Even before the elections, Duterte has already expressed interest in joining their oath-taking, the governor revealed.

“As I said, prior to the election, Presumptive Vice President Inday Sara has already asked when the inauguration will be. I think she is already planning. I hope they can attend but we would understand if they are too busy,” Garcia said.

One Cebu endorsed the candidacies of the ‘UniTeam” tandem of Marcos and Duterte.

Cebu, the country’s most vote-rich province, went on to deliver for the Marcos-Duterte tandem, which got a combined three million votes from the province.