By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Dr. Francisco Benitez, the younger brother of outgoing Negros Occidental third district Rep. Alfredo Benitez, is currently running unopposed to replace his sibling, who is currently serving his third and final term.
The congressional aspirant said he plans to “continue the programs and projects of his elder brother.”
“There is still a lot of work to be done to sustain what he has started,” he explained, adding, it would be “a loss” if his brother’s projects were not sustained.
Meanwhile, the incumbent lawmaker said he plans to retire from politics after 2019 and will instead focus on strengthening the “One Visayas” movement.
The elder Benitez was earlier tagged as a potential candidate for senator or governor in the upcoming polls./DGB, WDJ