Compostela Valley Governor Jayvee Tyron Uy expressed confidence his constituents will support their “Yes to Davao de Oro” campaign in the province’s forthcoming plebiscite on December 7.
When asked how confident he is, Uy spiritedly said a hundred percent.
The governor said the campaign is ongoing and they already have reached the grassroots level of the barangay to disseminate information and education on the thrust behind the ratification.
“We are encouraging our constituents that everyone must vote ug dili kumpyansa. Dapat mu-involve tang tanan para makabahin ta sa historical event sa atoang probinsya,” the young governor said.
Despite the serious campaign, Uy didn’t discard the fact that there will be some opposition.
“Dili man maiwasan na naay mag vote no but so far majority kay positive man,” he said.
Uy said it only needs a simple majority to win the plebiscite.
He explained that renaming Compostela Valley to Davao de Oro will open more opportunities in terms of economical growth and tourism in the province.
“Wala may mausab sa geopolitical boundaries, same lang man gihapon ang area. We are after the label Davao kay kita lang sa tibook probinsya sa Davao Region ang walay Davao.”
Last September, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has set a date for the plebiscite for the ratification of the law renaming Compostela Valley as Davao de Oro.
This came after President Rodrigo Duterte signed the new measure, Republic Act No 11297, on April 17, a law that renames the province of Compostela Valley as Davao de Oro.