Lawmaker wannabe vows to continue reforms-A A +A
Thursday, October 4, 2012
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Congressional aspirant Rimpy Bondoc vowed Tuesday to continue the reforms and development programs instituted by his sister, last-termer Congresswoman Anna York Bondoc-Sagum, and professed to support the administration of Governor Lilia Pineda.
Bondoc, the grand nephew of the renowned late Senator Gil Puyat and flag bearer of the Bondoc family who has governed the fourth district towns of Macabebe, Masantol, Minalin, Sto. Tomas, San Simon, Apalit, San Luis and Candaba, filed his certificate of candidacy at the Commission on Elections provincial office Tuesday.
He was accompanied by loyal ally Board Member Nestor Tolentino and local leaders, including senior supporters of his father.
The former long-term lawmaker is running under the banner of the Nationalista Party.
“Of course, we will support the administration of Governor Lilia Pineda. She has done so much for the fourth district and as a leader and politician, I see no reason why we will not support her even if we come from different parties,” Bondoc said.
He told Sun.Star Pampanga that the Capitol’s projects for the district will be complemented by his plans if given another mandate by the people.
“We will boost those projects with our own development plans like livelihood, health, education and infrastructure. Bibigyan natin ng solusyon ang mga hinaing ng ating kababayan sa 4th District. Itutuloy natin at makikipagtulungan tayo kay Nanay Baby dahil hindi naman siya kalaban,” he added.
On his race with Candaba Mayor Jerry Pelayo, Bondoc said: “Magaling na nanunungkulan din si Mayor Pelayo. It will be good because people will have a choice. It’s a democratic country anyway and it’s the people who will decide.” (Jovi T. De Leon and Ian Ocampo Flora)
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on October 04, 2012.