By BEN R. ROSARIO
Neophyte Biliran Rep. Glenn Chong deplored yesterday alleged efforts by his political foes to blame a fall guy in the ambush that was supposed to target his father but resulted to the death of two of their family’s security personnel.
This developed as religious and civic leaders rallied Biliran folk to support a campaign to end a era of violence reportedly masterminded by local politicians whose political grip in the province faces serious threat from the emergence of new leaders.
Chong revealed that his staunchest political rivals have started to come out in the media to “unfairly implicate” civic leader Roger Yu in the attempted assassination of his father in front of their business establishment in Naval town last June 7.
Chong claimed the apparent objective was to trigger a conflict between his followers and those of Yu’s, whom the lawmaker described as a “close ally and supporter”.
Yu is being considered by Chong as a strong gubernatorial bet in the 2010 elections. The Yu-Chong tandem has been touted as a formidable partnership that could dislodge incumbent provincial officials who have lorded over Biliran politics for a decade now.