MANILA, Philippines – Richard Gomez confirmed he will run for mayor in Ormoc City next year.
In an interview during the press conference for the new family drama You’re My Home, Wednesday, October 21, Richard said he initially was not going to run, but made a last minute decision in order to help his wife. Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez.
“Nagkaroon lang ng complications… yung opponent namin biglang nagkaroon ng lakas ng loob na tumakbo na mag-asawa. Yung sa Ormoc, yung sa district ni Lucy (Torres, wife), has the biggest voting population. Walang gustong tumakbo na mayor so sabi ko hindi pwedeng walang tatakbo sa Ormoc. So I stood up and I took the challenge. Hindi rin pwede iwanan si Lucy na walang kakampi na mayor sa Ormoc,” he said.
(There were complications…our opponent suddenly has the courage to run as husband and wife. In Ormoc, in Lucy’s district, it has the biggest voting population. No one wants to run for mayo so I said it cannot be that no will run in Ormoc. So I stood up and I took the challenge. It cannot be also that Lucy does not have an ally in Ormoc.)