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(From Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Byline: Luige del Puerto
AFTER six years, Benjamin "Benhur" Abalos Jr. formally handed over the leadership of Mandaluyong City to his friend and ally, Neptali "Boyet" Gonzales II, in a ceremony at the city gymnasium yesterday.
Then, he took his oath as Mandaluyong's lone representative, replacing Gonzales.
The two have shown their constituents-and future contenders for their seats-how political accommodation could work.
Instead of engaging in what could have been a bitter race for the mayoral post, the two decided to switch seats-a move primarily meant to accommodate Gonzales, who was well on his …