San Nicolas village chair won't run if BSKE moved to 2023

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SAN Nicolas Proper Barangay Captain Clifford Jude Niñal will not run for reelection if the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE), which have been scheduled in December, will be moved to 2023.

Niñal, who started his career in 2010 as barangay councilor before becoming a village chair in 2018, said in an interview with SunStar’s "Kumusta Kap" program hosted by reporter Benjie Talisic, that he was supposed to run for city councilor last May 9 elections under the Bando Osmeña-Pundok Kauswagan (BO-PK) ticket but gave way to another candidate who was endorsed by the party.

Niñal said he is willing to retire as long as he can find the right person to fill in his position.

"Ang ako man gud mohatag sad ta og chance sa uban ba. Kon naa pay mas kugihan naku, mo-decide na gyud ko nga mopahulay pero karong December wala pa gyud koy nakita makadagan pa ko, pero by next year, maningkamot gyud ko nga aduna nay mopuli ba, kay mo-focus ko sa atong panginabuhian," Niñal said.

(Let's give chance to others. If I can find one more hardworking than me, I will decide to retire but since I haven't found any, I will probably run for reelection this December, but by next year, I will try my best to find a successor so I can focus on my business).

Niñal, a member of the Cebu Integrated Transport Service Multi-purpose Cooperative (Citrasco) board, cited the responsibilities that would be entrusted to the care of the next village chair.

These include the purchase of two garbage trucks that are set to arrive this year, the recently purchased ambulance and the rescue of minors who are often seen wandering in the barangay even at midnight.

Niñal said the barangay has been actively involved in rescuing minors caught loitering on the streets during curfew hours from midnight until 4 a.m.

Worst, Niñal said most of the rescued minors did not come from San Nicolas but from the other barangays. (BBT, TPT)