MATAG-OB, Leyte– Mayors in the fourth district are just too willing to work with their congressional representative, Richard Gomez.

By working with Rep. Gomez, it is their respective constituents that will benefit and not them, they said.

The mayors that are extending their willingness to work and cooperate with Rep. Gomez are Ramon Oñate of Palompon, Edgar Cordeño of Isabel, and Bernandino Tacoy of this town.

The three mayors, in a press conference on June 8, said that they have a form an alliance not to fight with the congressman but to promote and boost their respective tourism industries.

“We will stop politics, we will stop vendetta and we will buckle down to work and will try to help our constituents,” Mayor Oñate.

Oñate appeared recently before the House of Representatives after a complaint was filed by Rep. Gomez alleging that his dressing plant is causing ‘foul odors’ and putting up a waste disposal to a protected area.

Mayor Cordeño, for his part, reminded Gomez of his function as a legislator.

“Be professional enough in handling your position. As a congressman, you know your duty is to enact law, you’re not there to execute the law, you’re not there to interpret the law,” he said.

Mayor Tacoy of his town likewise made a conciliatory call to Rep. Gomez saying extending help to their towns will directly benefit the ordinary people.

“Help us….for the benefit of our constituents,” he said.

The three local chief executives disclosed that Rep. Gomez is giving them the cold shoulder and has not consulted them on projects or programs being implemented at their respective towns.

Gomez could not be contacted for his reactions on this claim of the mayors.