Ang prinsipeng hindi tumatawa-A A +A
By Ram Mercado
Sunday, March 3, 2013
LIKE a movie star who seldom makes public appearances, former Lubao mayor Dennis “Delta” Pineda created quite a stir when he met local media during a meeting last week at Max’s.
Curious and interested members of the press finally met and interacted with the shy and reclusive son of Gov. Pineda, her running mate in the May polls.
Newsmen addressed him as Vice Governor Delta. Also present in the maiden “Kambilan” event was Vice Gov. Yeng Guiao who restated his mission to convert the Clark Development Corporation to “Authority” status like SBMA.
“Delta’s” presentation to the press was not unlike building up a new talent in the movie industry. There was the new star’s late but dramatic entry, and the presence of a veteran (political) director -- former board member Rosve Henson, chief tormentor of Among Ed and wonder boy of Kambilan production. TV coverage was in full force.
Florida mayor Eddie Guerrero testified that the man of the hour did not seek the vice gubernatorial slot but was the result of the local mayors’ unanimous and persistent endorsement.
“His decision to run with Gov. Pineda was the conclusion of group efforts and people’s initiative to draft him for vice governor,” Rosve Henson stressed.
Apalit Mayor Jun Tetangco and 3rd District Board Member Trina Dizon, Kambilan’s designated officers in their district, agreed fully with the Kambilan head, a front runner among SP bets.
In a soft measured delivery that was almost prayer-like, Dennis explained that he was running for the post because his family wants to establish a legacy of service in Pampanga and not a political dynasty.
Pineda has attained a “star quality” status as the heir of the legendary First Family of the province. His mother’s extraordinary popularity and strong performance will rub on his candidacy, boosted by the wide network of his Tatay’s business empire.
He said “as its presiding officer, I will faithfully execute the values of transparency and accountability in the provincial board.”
“I am offering my modest services to our people, I hope they decide on my capability,” he said.
Perceived as naturally reclusive, Dennis is the prototype of the serious, strong and silent guys. Most women go bananas over his kind. (Pardon me Mayor Yolly?)
His friends grant him high marks for his boldness, decisiveness, and impenetrability. He seldom smiles and when he laughs “malagad pa keng kaleldo.” In the old days when the movies were in black and white, Delta would be dubbed “Ang Prinsipeng Hindi Tumatawa.”
Dennis has got most of Nanay’s likeable traits but little of her extrovert ways. He has the genes from his father’s leadership ability and One-Two’s compelling power, I have been told.
Proud and elated by the ‘stage’ performance of Delta before the media were Dir. Angie and Coun. Steekie Blanco. The famous duo has been tending to the political career of the 38-year-old heir and future vice governor since his mayoralty days in Lubao.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on March 04, 2013.