Guiao: Magalang politics

MAGALANG local politics, although a long way to go, is already a hot topic in practically every corner of the municipality.

Grapevine sources have it that former Mayor Malu P. Lacson is all set to run again against the incumbent Mayor Romy Pecson who beat the former in the last election by a slim margin of 27 votes. Keep observers believe it was not convincing victory.

Ex-mayor Malu, who is a registered nurse by profession, works as a Consultant on Health Care in the office of Pampanga Provincial Governor Dennis Pineda.

She is backing up largely on her remarkable accomplishment developing the old and ugly town plaza into a nice and beautiful place, where MagaleƱos young and old can now enjoy their leisure moment, logging every morning and night, doing Zumba dancing and doing calisthenics for their mental and physical development. It is also an ideal and comfortable venue for social, religious and political gatherings. Students from the different learning institutions also use it for their group studies.

People from the different walks of life have been anxiously asking this question, how about Mayor Pecson, what has he accomplished for the last number of years as a Mayor for the people of Magalang to remember and appreciate?

His cohorts and supporters are quick to answer, stressing that he has done a lot in the field of infrastructure, peace and order, uplifted the living condition of the poor and underprivileged and businesses have grown immensely under his stewardship. To see is to believe as the saying goes. At the end of the day, it is the people alone who will judge and attest to the facts and reality.

Magalang local politics has become more interesting and surprising with the surface of Mr. Edgar Guevarra in the mayoralty race. He has been going around the town making known his plan to run for Mayor in the 2022 election. Conducting caucus, consulting some barangay officials, gathering some barangay folks to a round of drinks and generously giving aims to the people he met.

Edgar Guevarra was a former CIAC Official but resigned after several years in the service. I am not privy about the reason why he resigned.

At the time when he was a CIAC Official, Mr. Rey Cat, who is now the Capas mayor, happened to be a CIAC senior vice president. They worked together under one roof. Presumably, they have a wholesome working relationship and apparently the foundation of trust and confidence had grown up strongly between the two of them.

On the basis of these developments, Mayor ReyCat did not think twice in welcoming Edgar Guevarra into his folds and eventually appointed him as one of his department heads in his administration. As a friend and long-time active member of the T-TH-S Basketball Club to which I am the founder, I wish him good luck in his search for new advocacies.


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