INCUMBENT Bacolor Councilor Efren “Steekie” Blanco on Monday, October 15, filed his certificate of candidacy as vice-mayor on a platform of “bringing back the glory of Bacolor," a town almost buried by Mt. Pinatubo’s 1991 eruptions and succeeding years of lahar flows.
Blanco, 66, was accompanied by Vice-Governor Dennis “Delta” Pineda, Kambilan party vice-chair and gubernatorial candidate.
Councilor Nilo “Pogi” Caballa, who is seeking another term, and Lucky Labung, who is seeking a seat in the municipal council, joined Blanco.
All three candidates are running under Kambilan.
“I want to be instrumental in helping our beloved town of Bacolor regain its glory through the return of its people who have been dispersed by the disaster to various resettlement sites and by reviving our culture and heritage as source of positive values for economic development,” said Blanco, third son of Norberto Blanco who served the town for 17 years as mayor.
The younger Blanco served as vice mayor in 1998-2002.
He is the older brother of Angie Blanco, action officer of the Pampanga Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.