Pangasinan leaders unite for a “strong North”

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Eva Visperas – The Filipino Star

December 6, 2021 | 00h00

BAYAMBANG, Pangasinan, Philippines – A group of Pangasinan leaders joined forces on Saturday to strengthen the much-vaunted Solid North as they gave their full support to the BBM-Sara UniTeam for the 2022 election.

The Alyansang Guico-Lambino or AGuiLa team, led by Fifth District Representative Ramon Guico III and Vice Governor Mark Lambino, has led fellow candidates for various positions in next year’s polls on their written pledge. of commitment to the tandem of former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Sara Duterte-Carpio for respectively president and vice-president.

“On behalf of the 44 outgoing and aspiring mayors and the six outgoing and aspiring Congressmen of the province of Pangasinan, in particular the AGuiLa team, as well as my colleague Hugpong Para kay Sara, for whom I am the president of the section Pangasinan, we hereby express to you our unequivocal support for your candidacy and we will do everything in our power in our province to ensure an unequivocal victory in the next elections, ”said the mayor of Bayambang, Cezar Quiambao.

Quiambao hosted the political rally of Pangasinan leaders at the Bayambang Event Center on Saturday afternoon, which lasted more than five hours.

The approval of AGuiLa, in alliance with the Pangasinian sections of Hugpong ng Pagbabago, Partido Federal ng Pilipinas, Lakas-CMD, Nacionalista Party, Nationalist People’s Coalition, Abono party-list, People’s Reform Party and Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino, has forged a great alliance to support BBM-Sara UniTeam in the province.

Guico and Lambino, who are running for governor and vice-governor respectively, noted that no other presidential aspirant had the skill and experience of Marcos and aspiring vice-president Inday Sara.

“We all have common hopes, the hope that we can provide a better life for our fellow Filipinos and our families and to place our hopes in our next president, firmly convinced that he can provide a bright and progressive future, not only to the Pangasinenses, but to all our fellow Filipinos, ”said Guico.

Guico is optimistic that the Solid North vote will be vital in bringing Marcos-Duterte to Malacañang, saying it is “inherent”. Marcos is from Ilocos Norte.

Also present at the event were First District Representative Arnold Celeste, Former Congressmen Arthur Celeste and Mark Cojuangco, who are running for Congressman in the First and Second District respectively, Party List Representative Abono Conrad Estrella and other local candidates in each town and city of Pangasinan under the AGuiLa team.

In a video message, Marcos said he and Duterte-Carpio were grateful to the team at AGuiLa, especially Mayor Quiambao and his wife Niña, a mayoral candidate, for leading the event, even though she was he expressed the hope to visit Pangasinan soon to properly extend how grateful they are.

Marcos added that they were overwhelmed by the wave of support for their tandem.

No to the “drugged” president

Meanwhile, former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said yesterday that Filipinos should not elect a president who is an “addict” and someone who lied about his credentials.

Trillanes, seeking re-election under the list of Vice President Leni Robredo and Senator Francis Pangilinan, expressed support for Robredo’s statement on the importance of staying healthy, especially for public officials.

“I totally agree with that. Aside from a medical examination for health, at the same time a drug test – not the one where you submit a sample, it must be random and in public where one can. see that they take a sample of hair from you that will be used for the drug test, ”Trillanes said in Filipino on Robredo’s weekly radio show.

The submitted sample, he said, should be taken from the candidate, for the more comprehensive hair follicle drug test.

“We cannot allow an addict to be President of the Philippines. They won’t be okay. Their decisions will affect the lives of Filipinos. They have to be alert and their minds have to be sharp, ”he added.

President Duterte asserted on November 18 that a presidential candidate was using cocaine and had a “weak” character.

Duterte did not identify the candidate but claimed the presidential aspirant came from a wealthy family.

In October, the University of Oxford had argued on social media over Marcos’ degrees, claiming he had not graduated.

“You cannot claim to be a graduate. If they do that, nothing they will do will be right. On a simple CV, you are a graduate even if you are not, what is it? It means that you are able to deceive our citizens, ”said Trillanes. – Pia Lee-Brago


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