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No bad blood! Joy Belmonte still friends with Roderick Paulate despite political rivalry

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Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte harbors no bad blood against Councilor Roderick Paulate even if they will be running in opposite camps in the 2019 elections.

In a November 30 Facebook post, Belmonte shared a photo of her with Paulate at an event held recently at the Araneta Center.

The photo showed the two politikos smiling as they stood beside each other.

Even though they are not running together, Belmonte said her friendship with Paulate remains “healthy and strong.”

“We remain close to each other and hold each other in high regard,” she said.

Belmonte is running for mayor against Paulate’s running mate, Ismael “Chuck” Mathay III.

The actor will face off with Councilor Gian Sotto in the vice mayoralty race.

As if further proof of the good relationship between Belmonte and Paulate was needed, the vice mayor even wished her friend well in his political bid.

“Good luck my dear colleague. God be with you as you carry out your dreams,” she said.