ANGELES CITY -- Barangay Balibago chief Rodelio Mamac said Thursday he will seek second term to continue developments and social programs for this city's business district.

Mamac, in an interview with Sun.Star Pampanga, said he was persuaded by the business leaders and community organizers here to continue his programs for the barangay.

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Mamac said he initially intended to retire from barangay politics after one term, but clamors from community leaders have been difficult to ignore.

It could be remembered that Malacanang announced recently that the barangay elections will push through this October.

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is earmarking at least P3.2 billion for the October 25 barangay elections in some 43,000 villages in the country.

However, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) is proposing the synchronization of the barangay polls with the national elections on May 2013 to save on funds. Mamac, for his part, said he is ready on whatever the National Government decides on the barangay elections.

Mamac said some unscrupulous contenders for the barangay polls here scampering to register locals for the coming polls. He added they learned of some parties "hoarding non-voters" of Balibago for registration at the Comelec office here.

"We are preparing documents to file appropriate charges once we have completed our evidences. Right now we try not to be distracted from these political maneuvers and concentrate more on public service," Mamac said.

The village chief said his new line-up has new faces.