MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Be careful what you say because it could always come back to haunt you.
Such is the fate of Florin Hilbay, the Solicitor General during the administration of President NoyNoy Aquino.
Last week, he filed his Certificate of Candidacy for the 2019 Senatorial elections.
But alas, the campaign period has not even officially started but the mayors belonging to the League of Cities of the Philippines have already launched a campaign to make sure Hilbay loses in the election.
Many will recall that sometime last year, in criticizing President Rodrigo Duterte, Hilbay all but insulted the country’s city mayors, saying that “mayors are not really trained…at the level of international politics.”
Well, it looks like international politics is not the issue here. Hilbay faces a huge challenge in local politics in his bid to be a national legislator.
Moral of the story: don’t mess with city mayors!