ANGELES CITY -- Mayor-elect Carmelo Lazatin Jr. thanked his supporters and called for unity following his proclamation as mayor Tuesday night, May 14.
“Sa lahat ng sumuporta sa akin at sa Team Lazatin, sa lahat ng naniwala, sa lahat ng nagtiwala, maraming maraming salamat po sa inyo,” said Lazatin. “Ing tagumpe ayni, para ya kekatamungan,” he added.
Lazatin said now that elections are over, it is time for Angeleños to clear the lines drawn by partisan politics and work together for the future of the city.
Lazatin came first in the race for Angeles City mayor with a total of 58,955 votes as of 9:46 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, after 235 out of 236 clustered precincts (99.57 percent of total votes) have been transmitted to the Commission on Elections.
For his platform, Lazatin had presented his six-point agenda focusing on improving public services, especially public health and education, improving the city’s solid-waste management and infrastructure, promoting youth and sports development, and making Angeles a "drug-cleared" city.
On the campaign trail, Lazatin often highlighted the issue of public health as one of his top priorities, vowing to increase the city’s rural health units, improving the facilities of the Rafael Lazatin Memorial Medical Center, commonly known as Ospital Ning Angeles, and providing free mandatory annual physical check-up and other medical-related benefits for all Senior Citizens in this city. (PR)