CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The widow of late third district Board Member Ceferino "Pinong" Laus has asked Capitol executives to give the cement allocation to constituents.

Monina "Monz" Laus, in her letter to Provincial Administrator Vivian Dabu on January 26, said she was "fully cognizant of the need to recall the issuance of his (BM Pinong Laus) cement allocation."

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She also asked the Capitol to pull out the cement now stored at King's Lumber and Hardware in this city. She wants to give the cement allocation to the late board member's constituents since he has already pledged it to them.

Mrs. Laus told Sun.Star Pampanga: "He came to me in a dream and I said you (Pinong Laus) seem so hard like cement. Maybe it was a sign of his desire to fulfill his pledge. The following day, some barangay captains he worked with and to whom he had made the cement pledges, came to me asking for the allocation and my help."

Laus said the cement allocation was "inadvertently released by Capitol" just a day after his death, so the recall.

"I hope that they would act on it. It is the desire of my late husband and I believe giving that to his constituents would please his soul. I would be grateful to the governor and lawyer Dabu for their kind hearts to release the cement allocation and be given to those he promised them to be given as my husband truly desired to serve his constituents until his last moments," Laus said.

Laus, a third district board member of the Lakas-Kampi-CMD coalition, has been eyed by district directorate chair Representative Aurelio "Dong" Gonzales Jr. to continue the last six months of her husband's term.

"There has been no recommendation yet but Congressman Dong has promised me they will facilitate the recommendation through Congressman Mikey Arroyo. Medyo late na kasi, sabi nga sa akin sa Comelec," she said.

She added that even as she reportedly continues to be on top of surveys, she would not let her guards down and "relax." (JTD)