By Ariel Avendajo
GEN. TINIO, Nueva Ecija – The wife of slain General Tinio, Nueva Ecija Mayor Ferdinand Bote will seek the mayoral post in the midterm elections next year following the withdrawal of her done on Thursday.
Mayvelyn J. Bote, submitted her Certificate of Candidacy (COC) before election officer Melanie Palon at the Commission on Elections office here shortly after her son Byron Joseph withdrew his COC, 22 days before the last day of substituion of official candidates.
” I was not really interested in entering politics, because I was saddened by what happened to my husband. But I was convinved by many residents to continue the programs and projects initiated by my husabnd,” the slain mayor’s widow told the Manila Bulletin
“We have decided to make the substitution this early and not wait anymore until the November 29 deadline so that we can make preparations for our platforms and campaign strategies”, she added.
Her son also welcomed the move and stressed that his mother is more service iroented ans familiar with local affairs.
Then Mayor Bote was assassinated by still unidentified gunmen in his vehicle upon exiting the National Irrigation Administration compound on July 3, 2018.