MKK bets to make Bacolod a ‘better place to live in’-A A +A
Thursday, October 4, 2012
MEMBERS of local political party Magbinuligay Kita sa Kauswagan (MKK) vowed to make Bacolod a better place to live in once they are elected into office in the 2013 elections.
MKK team mayoralty candidate Monico Puentevella, vice mayoralty candidate Vladimir Gonzalez and the party 10 candidates for councilors filed their certificates of candidacy (COC) on Wednesday.
They first attended a Mass and marched to the office of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) with their families and supporters to file their COCs.
Puentevella again presented his fellow candidates to the public in a press conference held at the Negros Press Club.
He said the candidates of MKK are “serious candidates, professionals and men and women of character.”
"We want transparency and we will improve the City of Bacolod. It is about time that the incumbents will be replaced with new ones so that a new kind of leadership will run the city," he said.
These people will not be with me if we are not serious, he said.
The candidates for councilor are Anna Mae Altarejos Cueva, a non-government organization representative; Marlon Solidum, broadcaster; lawyer Andres Hagad, a legal luminary; Calaw Puentevella, a member of the youth sector; Wilson "Jun" Gamboa Jr., a public servant; Ray Carmona, broadcaster; Frank Carbon, MBCCI president; lawyer Jocelle Batapa Sigue, a legal luminary and the “mother of call centers” in Bacolod; lawyer Bong Dilag, a legal luminary and former DILG officer; and lawyer Ana Marie Palermo, also a legal luminary.
Puentevella said that if they will be elected into office, they will see to it that Bacolod City will have its financial wellness again, considering that they will be inheriting P1.4 billion in loans.
Gonzalez said they will provide a predictable and transparent government where people can participate in governance.
"The progress of Bacolod will not be done over night. It will be a process. Give us seven fruitful years in service. I will use my 27 years of business practice such as trustworthiness, transparency and determination to serve our people," he said.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on October 04, 2012.