Binay joins Pelayo's birthday celebration-A A +A
Sunday, March 17, 2013
CANDABA -- Vice President Jejomar Binay joined on Saturday Mayor Jerry "John Lloyd" Pelayo's 57th birthday celebration held at the Ms. Earth Park in Barangay Mandasig this town.
Binay was welcomed by the Candabeños and Pelayo's district leaders from eight municipalities adjacent to Pampanga River.
The Vice President, who came on his chopper, said that despite his busy schedules, he could not afford to miss the celebration of Mayor Jerry, whom he treats as a loyal friend and partner in his desired reforms not only in the country but also in the 4th district of the province in particular.
"Nandito ako para batiin si Mayor Jerry, ang ating kaibigan sa kanyang birthday na isang taong magaling at tapat makisama. Hindi ka niya iiwan kahit na anu pang mangyari," he said.
Binay, as evidenced by earlier reports, is a vocal supporter and endorser of Mayor Pelayo in his congressional bid in the upcoming 2013 midterm elections.
Some United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) senatorial candidates also greeted Pelayo, including Ernesto Maceda, Mitos Magsaysay, Nancy Binay and Juan Miguel Zubiri.
Aside from these personalities in national politics, several mayors in the district likewise came along with their constituents to show support for Pelayo's birthday celebration.
These include Sto. Tomas Mayor Lito Naguit, Minalin Mayor Arturo Naguit, Macabebe Mayor Annette Flores-Balgan, Arayat Mayor Luisito Espino and former San Simon Mayor Rodrigo Canlas.
As this developed, Pelayo thanked Binay, UNA senatorial candidates, mayors and the people from the fourth district for the gesture of support and love as manifested by their presence in his birthday.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on March 18, 2013.