Elders feel renewed strength with Binay’s visit-A A +A
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
CANDABA – The elders in this town said on Wednesday their strength had been renewed with the recent visit of Vice President Jejomar Binay.
They said Binay’s recent visit is an indication that in the future, the town will be getting a just share from the national government’s program particularly in providing the immediate needs of residents during calamities.
“Malaking bagay ang pagdating ng ating Pangalawang Pangulo dito sa Candaba. Ang ibig sabihin lang nito ay nasa isip niya ang mga taga Candaba,” Teodoro Sombillo, 67, a resident here said.
Sombillo said he was not lucky to personally see the Vice President when he distributed relief goods to residents of Barangay San Agustin due to his arthritis, but he added that he is happy to note the manifested concern from Binay.
“Alam ko hindi lang dito natatapos ang pagtulong ni Vice President Binay. Marami pang darating na tulong mula sa kaniya,” he added.
Another senior citizen here, meanwhile, told Sun.Star Pampanga that Binay’s presence is more important than anything else as it could be a source of hope on what the government can still do.
It can be noted that among the vice presidential candidates in 2010, Binay got the most number of votes in Candaba.
This happened as he has been long helping Candaba even during his stint as mayor of Makati City.
It was learned that the Vice President also visited and distributed relief goods in the towns of San Luis, Sto. Tomas, Minalin, Apalit and San Simon.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on August 23, 2012.