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Pasig councilor bet pulls out from 2022 race. Find out why

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This young politiko said he is withdrawing his candidacy as Pasig City councilor for the May 2022 elections.

Gabriel Bayan made the announcement on his Instagram page on Tuesday, January 25, just as the Commission on Elections released the official and final list of candidates.

“Sa lahat ng sumuporta, sumama, naniwala, at sa lahat ng naging parte ng ating laban – humihingi po ako ng pasensya. Sa ngayon, hindi po muna tayo tutuloy sa pagsabak sa pulitika. As of today, I am officially withdrawing my candidacy for District 2 City Councilor this coming 2022 elections,” Bayan wrote, saying he’s putting his family first.

“Matagal ko pong pinagdasal ang desisyon na ito at sa ngayon, I believe God calls me to be a leader first in my household before anything else,” he added.

“The calling to serve and to empower will always remain, but my family and I have decided that the timing is not
yet right. Buong-buo po ang ating puso sa paglilingkod ngunit may mga pampersonal at pampamilyang dahilan po na kinailangang i-konsidera muna bago ang pulitika.”

He is part of incumbent Mayor Vico Sotto’s Pasig slate.