MALABANIAS Chairman Reynaldo "Jumong" Gueco urged his fellow barangay officials and constituents to support the call for a change in leadership in Angeles City, Pampanga.
The city is shared by some 14 barangay chairmen.
Gueco said that members of the village chiefs' group called Jungle 14 reunited after the demise of City Mayor Carmelo "Tarzan" Lazatin and discussed their advocacy.
The group agreed to support the mayoralty bid of Lazatin's son, Councilor Carmelo "Pogi" Lazatin, who is running under the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas, Gueco said.
Members of the Jungle 14 recognize the need to pay back for the legacy of Congressman Tarzan Lazatin, according to Gueco.
“Congressman Tarzan Lazatin in his over 30 years of public service was not involved in issues of corruption and irregularities. He was the father of resettlement centers for Mount Pinatubo victims. Many roads and bridges were built and many people benefited from services during his terms,” Gueco said.”
“It's payback time. If we really love Congressman Lazatin, we should support his sons, Councilor Pogi Lazatin and Congressman Carmelo
‘JonJon’ Lazatin II,” he added.