Vice guv vows to unite Pampanga first district-A A +A
Sunday, March 3, 2013
CLARK FREEPORT -- Vice Governor Joseller Guiao vowed over the weekend to unite the cities of Angeles and Mabalacat and the town of Magalang by legislating laws that will equally benefit constituents of Pampanga’s first district.
Guiao, the champion coach of Rain or Shine, is seeking the post of the district and will tangle out the lone congressional seat with former Angeles City Mayor Francis Nepomuceno.
“My opponent has been claiming that he is an Angeleño. But Angeles City is not the only one in the First District. How about Mabalacat City and Magalang? Paano naman sila?” said Guiao.
Although a native of Magalang town, Guiao said he already has a place in Angeles City, but continues to make his rounds of the whole district, delivering much needed health, infrastructure and social services.
“I understand that Angeles City has the biggest number of voters. But we must not discount Mabalacat City and Magalang when it comes to equal opportunities for growth and development. Instead of focusing on just one, they should be united and that is what we are going to do if people in the First District will support our bid to Congress,” he said.
The very first bill he would file at the House, Guiao stressed, is the conversion of Clark Freeport into an “authority” on its own, seen to stabilize and propel it to higher ground that will translate to more socio-economic benefits for the first district and the entire region.
“I had initial talks with CDC officials already and they have manifested support for the proposal which is now being drafted by our legal team. Ang sabi nga nila, no congressman in the past has bothered to do it. Hopefully, it will be a key in uniting the first district to bring more opportunities to our kabalens,” said Guiao.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on March 04, 2013.