PORAC -- Mayor Condralito De La Cruz and the Porac Team CD led by Vice-Mayor Dexter David will score a landslide win in the May 2016 elections, veteran political leaders here said.
Pepito Sampang, former long-time barangay chairman of Calazadang Bayu, said in his speech that De La Cruz will get at least 80 percent of the total number of votes cast and his lone opponent “will get about 20 percent.”
“I saw the quality of the leaders at the camp of De La Cruz and David that’s why I am saying making this assessment,” said Sampang, who is 76-years-old and was instrumental in the three straight mayoralty wins of the late Mayor Roy David beginning 1988.
Roy is the father of Vice-Mayor David and former Second District Board Member and Team CD councilor candidate Fritzie David-Dizon.
“I also know that De La Cruz and David are working hard to serve best their people,” added Sampang in the dialect.
Former Barangay Captain Max Bungque said De La Cruz will score a huge victory because he is “performing well.” He and Sampang spoke at the recent caucus of the Porac Team CD in Calzadang Bayu.
Bungque added that David “is a working vice-mayor and very reliable.”
The others in the line-up of the Team CD are councilors Maynard Lapid, Mark Anthony Valencia and Rudy “Daboy” Enriquez and Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) president Ronie Mercado, Pio Barangay Captain Hilario Dimalanta, Michelle “Man Man” Bengco and former Councilor Ludivico Muli.
Mercado said “I will not join the team of De La Cruz if the mayor is corrupt.”
“Carling is a kind person. His only negative trait is he is very kind person,” he added.
Bungque and Sampang are also urging residents and voters to support the entire councilors’ slate of the Porac Team CD.
“So that progress will continue without unnecessary too much politicking at the expense of the people,” they added.
“Good Governance” is the slogan of the Porac Team CD.
Under De La Cruz and David, Porac received several times the much coveted Seal of Good Financial Housekeeping (GFH) Award from the Department of the Interior and Local Government.
“The award is given to local government units score high in planning, budgeting, revenue mobilization, financial management and budget execution, procurement and resource mobilization. In the planning category, the local government unit must see to it that its Comprehensive Development Plan and Annual Investment Plan are updated and duly approved. Sound fiscal management is reflected in how the LGU prepares its annual budget and in the growth of local revenues over three years. It must practice transparency in the procurement process and full disclosure in its finances, and comply with the Anti-Red Tape Law. Full disclosure promotes the honest orderly management of public funds and helps minimize corruption and fund misuse,” said a statement in the Porac wesbite to explain the award.
“Our records and awards say it all about our collective performance. It was given by the national government through the DILG, the agency directly handling the LGUs,” said David.
“We got the recognitions because we have valuable support of the municipal officials and workers and councilors Enriquez, Valencia, Lapid and Mercado,” he added.