BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO
Former Bacolod councilor Ricardo “Cano” Tan said yesterday he has no plans to run for any elective post in Bacolod City in the national elections next year.
“I won’t run but will only walk for a while,” he said in jest during a press conference he called yesterday after he had been cleared by the Police Regional Office 6 from any links or participation to alleged illegal drug trade activities.
The clearance issued by then PRO 6 director, Police Brig. General Rene Pamuspusan, came after President Rodrigo Dugerte ordered the police to validate and re-validate the issues hurled against Tan.
Tan said he is not running for any position for now but will concentrate his time on his family, two grandchildren, and businesses which he had neglected for two years following alleged drug-related issues hurled against him that he claimed were fake news.
He said he is innocent of any accusations hurled against him.
Tan’s legal counsel, Andre Norman Saril, said his client also has no Ombudsman case involving corruption.
When asked if he is endorsing any candidate for congressman, mayor, and vice mayor in the 2022 elections, Tan said no one has declared that he is running for an elective post yet. So he has no basis to say that he is supporting anybody. “Let’s forget about politics for a while since it is still very far,” he said.*