ANGELES CITY -- Re-electionist Mayor Francis “Blueboy” Nepomuceno and mayoralty aspirant Ed “EdPam” Pamintuan bared Friday their platforms in their opening salvos.

Nepomuceno said he will continue and sustain the programs and projects in education, infrastructure, investments generation, health, pro-poor services and the delivery of basic needs of his constituents.

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“Our centerpiece would be to make our dream of the City Sports Stadium a reality. It is happening now and we would make it all happen,” he said.

Meanwhile, Pamintuan made his call for fresh reforms if given the mandate by the electorate.

“This is our campaign for Angeles City: change for the better. There should be enough medical services and medicines for the poor. And all out support for our athletes and the poorest of the poor,” he said.

Pamintuan said that instead of spending P800 million for a sports stadium, the amount could be diverted into essential services like more hospitals and the improvement of the Ospital ng Angeles, solving the P65 million garbage mess and the construction of more schools for the needy.

Pamintuan said that all of these could be accomplished through the concerted and united efforts of Angeleños who believe in him and his team.

Nepomuceno that afternoon led a motorcade participated in by some 5,000 of his supporters who did rounds of the city, while Pamintuan held a rally at historic Plaza Miranda where an estimated crowd of some 5,000 gathered. (JTD)