By Shiela Mae Butlig
MISAMIS Oriental board member President Elipe has assured their supporters that his father-in-law, political kingpin Vicente Emano, is “in shape and that his lungs are clear.”
Elipe’s pronouncement comes at the heels of Emano’s non-appearance in Padayon Pilipino campaign sorties and has been represented by his daughter City Councilor Nadya Emano-Elipe.
He explained that it has always been his father-in-law’s “style” not to appear at every rally and that the older Emano used to do it during campaign periods when Emano was still mayor of the city.
Elipe said his wife is just helping out her father saying “gitabangan lang jud kay Cagayan de Oro is a big city.”
He added that it does not mean that the older Emano is under the weather just because his wife has been representing Emano during campaign sorties in the city.
Emano is running for city vice mayor under the ticket of Jose Gabriel La Viña.
“He (Emano) is doing okay. He has his regular check-up. Natural mana ang check-ups. The more you age in this world, the more man ka magpa check-up para mahibaw-an naa bay problema,” Elipe pointed out.
Elipe also dispelled rumors that his father-in-law is already bed-ridden.
“I am happy to divulge that Dongkoy is in good shape. In fact, kanang ga ignon nila nga gapanigarigalyo, the result of his lungs (is) clear,” he said.
Elipe believes in the support of “Dongkoy loyalists.”
“Makita gyud nimo nga naa pa gihapon ang support sa tao,” he said.