VEERING away from the traditional politicians: Lazatins, Nepomucenos and, in part, Pamintuans, electors from Angeles City seek an alternative to these influential families and find another more relaxed political setting.
Councilor Amos B. Rivera is one good alternative to these traditional politicians.
Imbued with an innate sense to serve, Amos now aims for a higher position, this time the top post for Angeles City where he believes he can serve his constituents the best way possible.
Amos has served well in the legislative department of the Angeles City government and, given his considerable experience, has reasonably set his sights on the executive department as its top executive.
Earlier, Amos headed the Lupaho office of the city government so he has touched base with several of the city's marginalized sector. With the support of this sector, he finds consolation that his efforts at the Lupaho office will be amply recompensed and will give him bigger space for his programs which include giving shelter to the homeless.
Amos believes that there is now a shift in Philippine politics and that is for the young ones-the millenials- to try their mitts in politics. They are the idealists, the unadulterated like Mayor Vico Sotto of Pasig City who has proven his worth against the deeply-entrenched Eusebios.
Now, Amos will have to contend with the formidable Lazatin's political clout and he is hoping Angelenos will find him a better alternative.
Councilor Amos is his own man and works furiously to achieve his goals. He does not labor under the shadow of his more recognizable brother, Atty. Willie B. Rivera, presently the City Administrator.
Amos intimated that his father, a dialysis patient, once had a heart-to-heart talk with him where he (father) openly expressed his dream and desire to see his son become the City Mayor, against all odds, one, being matched against incumbent Mayor Carmelo "Pogi" Lazatin, Jr., a most formidable opponent at that.
Still, Amos, which stands for A Man of Service, is undaunted, believing his fun for the mayorship is part of the Grand Plan. How about it, Mayor Amos, sir?