UNA bets have ‘solid platforms’-A A +A
Saturday, February 23, 2013
ANGELES CITY - Vice-mayoralty aspirant Mark Allen Sison said Wednesday the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) bets like him have solid platforms in governance they would implement once given the mandate by the people of Angeles City.
Sison told Sun.Star Pampanga after a meeting with his supporters in Villa Dolores that like senatorial bets led by Nancy Binay who made their rounds in the city recently, he is keen on working for the welfare of various sectors, including senior citizens.
“That is why we pride ourselves to be UNA. Una sa gawa, una sa pang-unawa at una palagi ang mga tao sa amin like our senior citizens and elderly who get insufficient benefits, support and care from local governments.
It’s about time laws be legislated for them to address their needs,” he said.
He also noted that more focus should be given to education and entrepreneurship, like seeing to the plight of market vendors.
“We have done our rounds of different schools here and have addressed many of their needs in terms of facilities. We are also listening to the concerns of market vendors like high taxes and entrepreneurial support.
We are optimistic that Angeleños will support and give us the opportunity to serve them,” added Sison.
Tested ties, underdogs
Meanwhile, Vice-President Jejomar Binay’s daughter Nancy said the detractors of her father cannot destroy the “tested ties” with President Benigno Aquino III, and that like him, she has been used to being “underdogs” in the political arena.
“They are wasting their time and energies. Why would they want the two highest leaders of our country – the President and the Vice President – to fight? It’s our country’s loss. Besides, the Aquino and Binay families are too close. It goes beyond politics. There is mutual understanding between the two families,” Nancy said, adding President Aquino is not only the president of the Liberal Party, but of the whole country.
On being the “underdog” in the SWS survey last January where she ranked 12th, despite a high rating from a separate recent survey of Pulse Asia where she was on 4th spot, Nancy told Sison: “We have always been the underdog. We have been through many trials and we were able to surpass them.”
She said that the good performance of her father, who has been consistently topping surveys among government officials, contributed to her high rating.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on February 24, 2013.