Nanay’s l egacy
In a banner story last week of this daily, Pampanga Governor Lilia ‘Nanay Baby’Pineda addressed a gathering and talked of her legacy. Her health program. The Kapampangans have tended naturally give approval to the program which is still on going. But more than that, Nanay also can be credited for the increase in the quarry revenues, which today stands at P1.978 billion. PENRO head Art Punsalan deserves also a pat at the back. In her past two terms she showed no lust for power and nothing in her heart but public service. There was no misuse of power. She didn’t pocket even a peso.
There were many challenges the province she faced in her first two terms she led the province. Some are quite complex yet equally met and she found the right solutions. Never this province and so many other towns witnessed progress ever witnessed before.
The Kapampangans, particularly the poor having more access to health care became a template of other provinces in the country. She never get tired visiting villages in many towns and used prudently all the resources of the provincial government to fund infra projects. No SOP. The governor is lucky enough to have a very cooperative sanggunian headed by his son Dennis. And there are so many heavyweights in public service to assist her in governance the likes of Board Members Dinan Labung and Jun Canlas. With Governor Pineda in the capitol it seems nine years is too short.
MY TWEETS: ( Note: Every now and then in my space, I will write some tweets. As my friend Dik Pascual of Phl Star will say ‘you are welcome to the fast and furious world of Twitter’).
+ In Porac town politics is coming too early. A recent front page story of this paper reported that Vice Mayor Dexter David is poised in choosing a running mate for the 2019 polls.
+ Few months ago, former Angeles City Mayor and Congressman Carmelo Lazatin made an open declaration of his intention to run for chairman in Barangay Balibago in Angeles City.
+ Clark Development Corporation (CDC) should stop holding the annual Hot Air Balloon Festival. Clark International Airport Corporation is recommending the stoppage.
+ CDC is shelling out a minimum of P3-million as subsidy, and a certain Mr. Roa is getting all the revenues like advertisement, sponsorship, lease of space and even parking fees. Swerte niya.
+ Paging Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello. Please crack the whip and jerk your people at the regional office to look on the labor situation at the Clark Freeport. Start with Yokohama Tire Philippines and Widus Casino.