Guiao to go for a ‘3-pointer’ to clinch congressional race-A A +A
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO - Vice Governor Joseller Guiao said he would go for a “three-pointer” or a tri-pronged agenda to clinch the first district congressional race.
Guiao said his platform priorities include the conversion of the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) into an “authority;” the granting of benefits like retirement pay for barangay captains and councilmen; and uniting the whole district through reforms and change.
The first district includes the cities of Angeles and Mabalacat, and the town of Magalang.
“We need to have Clark converted into an authority already as this mean more investments, jobs and progress not only for the First District but for the whole of Central Luzon. It is our best asset,” he told Grace Hamon, host of “Boto Mo, Kinabukasan Mo” candidates forum on Tuesday.
Guiao said this includes pushing for the twinning of Clark International Airport and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport as the ultimate dream and plan.
“We have met with other top officials including the private sector on this. Saksi si Mayor Oca [Rodriguez], Mr. Levy Laus ng PamCham at si Manny V. Pangilinan sa nagging pag-uusap tungkol sa SCTEx-NLEx connection and the needed fast train which will the two airports. It is a congressman’s job to legislate this at tayo naman ay patuloy na mangungulit sa taas,” he said.
The three-term vice governor and former board member added even in his tenure, Kapampangans always came “first.”
“We know how our village officials and councilmen -- especially the retired -- worked very hard for our fellow Kapampangans. They deserve some benefits. As to the quarry industry, naibalik natin ang para sa taong bayan at tayo ay nanindigan. It was the collaborative effort of our executive and legislative, with the help of our other officials at Capitol,” Guiao added.
Guiao likened the race in the first district as “eating fried chicken.”
“Of course, kung puro fried chicken na lang ang kinakain mo like the race in Angeles City na sila-sila na lang ang pagpapalitan, ay magsasawa ka rin. Now at least, I am presenting myself as the ‘change’ for fresh ideas. And I am confident I can bring change in the district if given the mandate,” noted Guiao.
“One team tayo na dapat sama-sama at kakampi lahat sa pagbibigay ng bagong mukha at direksyon sa primera distrito,” he said.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on March 21, 2013.