Comelec Commissioner Athrur Lim take his biometric registration as overseas voters of Hongkong at DFA Aseana voting field registration center in Macapagal Ave. Pasay City on Wednesday. (MNS Photo)

Comelec Commissioner Athrur Lim take his biometric registration as overseas voters of Hongkong at DFA Aseana voting field registration center in Macapagal Ave. Pasay City on Wednesday. (MNS Photo)

MANILA, Oct 3 (Mabuhay) – Cagayan de Oro City 2nd District Rep. Rufus Rodriguez on Saturday declared that he will run for mayor in next year’s elections.

Rodriguez announced his candidacy before members and supporters of the Centrist Democratic Party (CDC) at the covered court of Barangay Nazareth in Cagayan de Oro City.

Rodriguez laid down a platform of government that focuses on education, health, housing, peace and order, and proper drainage system.

He will face off with incumbent Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno and former Mayor Vicente Emano.

Rodriguez, who is the chairman of the ad hoc committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law, is on his last term in Congress.

According to Rodriguez, their party will still discuss who to support among the presidential aspirants.

So far, only administration standard bearer Mar Roxas, opposition candidate Vice President Jejomar Binay and independent candidate Senator Grace Poe have declared their plans to seek the country’s top post in 2016. (MNS)