BACOLOR -- Former town mayor Romeo “Buddy” Dungca, Jr. said he plans to bring better infrastructure and livelihood projects here if he wins in the May 2016 elections.
Dungca is running with vice mayoral candidate Diman Datu with councilor aspirants Cynthia David, Nilo "Pogi" Caballa, Armyn Manahan, Efren "Steekie" Blanco, Renz Canlas, Joel Samia and Darwin Angeles.
Dungca's line up is said to be the strongest in the town's poll history.
The former three-term mayor said that he has already started to convert his farm in Barangay Macabacle as a clinic facility to help residents of the town who need medical attention.
He added that the facility has been taking care of some 10 to 20 patients a day and are also given free medicines.
Dungca said that there is much to be done in Bacolor, particularly the setting up of livelihood projects to encourage more people to return and increase the internal revenue of the town.
He added that there is also a need to address the current system in the town's public market so that more residents of the town could engage in free trade. He said that the public market should not be controlled by just one individual.
"If I become mayor, surely I will not engage in trade at the public market," Dungca said, adding that he also plans to improve the system of scholarship programs in the town adding that there would be a need to really look into students who deserve such assistance.
Dungca said that he still hopes that incumbent Mayor Jose Maria Hizon will not run. He added that in case the incumbent mayor withdraws his candidacy, he would also do the same.
"We have a word of honor and as man I would withdraw from the race if Mayor Hizon would withdraw from the mayoral race," Dungca said.
Dungca said that it would have been good if Hizon has left the mayoralty race to Sebastian Pagcu, the mutually acceptable candidate among the two who has been reported to have been earlier endorsed by Hizon as his successor.
Dungca said that he would not have even filed his candidacy if Hizon has not turned back on his word and challenged Pagcu in the mayoral race.
But in case Hizon will not withdraw, Dungca said that they are left with no choice but to continue the race and give Bacolor folks the real service that they need.