Lawmaker's joins in Ibon Ebon Festival-A A +A
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
CANDABA – Representative Dr. Anna York Bondoc-Sagum (4th District, Pampanga) attended the recent 6th Ibon-Ebon Festival celebration for the first time.
Bondoc-Sagum, for the first time in six straight years of the Ibon-Ebon Festival celebration, took center stage at the Ms. Earth Park in Barangay Mandasig as she greeted and waved to thousands of Candabeños, tourists and other guests who participated in the said festival.
The congresswoman came with Masantol Mayor Peter Flores and former San Simon Mayor Rodrigo Canlas.
Sun.Star Pampanga tried to interview Bondoc-Sagum but she refused and said, "retired na ako dyan, maybe next time na lang."
However, political observers said this is a good sign, a possibility of having a political compromise between the camp of Bondoc and Mayor Jerry Pelayo.
Mayor Pelayo is running for Congress to represent the people in the fourth district against Juan Pablo "Rimpy" Bondoc, brother of the incumbent congresswoman.
"Isa itong magandang senyales para sa pulitika dito sa Candaba at sa buong kuatro distrito. Hindi karaniwan na ang dalawang magkalaban sa pulitika ay magkakasama sa itataas ng stage para suportahan ang festival naming," Johnson Delos Reyes, a resident here stated.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on February 12, 2013.