Mak­ing the right choices

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IN JUST A WHILE, we will have our mid-term elec­tions on May 13, 2019. We are now bar­raged by ads in tele­vi­sion, ra­dio and print plus so­cial me­dia.

By this time, we should be per­fectly wise and dis­cern­ing, re­solved not to com­mit sev­eral er­rors in our choices.

From the crop of re­elec­tion­ists, we can choose those who have de­liv­ered, so to speak, and thus per­formed well for the wel­fare of our peo­ple.

Names like Sen­a­tors Vil­lar and Grace Poe eas­ily reg­is­ter in our con­scious­ness as among those very de­serv­ing of our votes. Also, Sen­a­tor Sonny An­gara who has churned out sev­eral rel­e­vant bills. Ditto with Sen­a­tor Bam Aquino and JV Ejercito who are both pro­lific in leg­isla­tive work. Much credit to JV Ejercito for the Uni­ver­sal Health Care Act which will ben­e­fit all of us.

There is no doubt about the ca­pa­bil­ity, ef­fi­ciency and com­pe­tence of Sen­a­tors Cynthia Vil­lar and Grace Poe. Sen­a­tor Cynthia, chair of the Se­nate com­mit­tee on Agri­cul­ture, has done well in es­pous­ing agri­cul­ture con­cerns. Like­wise, Sen­a­tor Grace, as chair of the Se­nate com­mit­tee on Pub­lic Trans­port and Util­i­ties, has con­ducted hon­est-to-good­ness hear­ings and con­sul­ta­tions about trans­port and util­i­ties is­sues. Both honor­able women have churned out leg­is­la­tions for the pub­lic good and wel­fare, no doubt about that.

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On the lo­cal front, one can­di­date for Angeles City coun­cilor is worth vot­ing for in the May elec­tions. An ac­com­plished writer and me­dia per­son in good stand­ing is Jose Aubrey “Jay” Pe­layo IV and is worth in­vest­ing for our chil­dren’s fu­ture and def­i­nitely a good choice to oc­cupy a seat in the Sang­gu­ni­ang Pan­lung­sod.

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In Mabalacat City, there is grow­ing sup­port for Nino “RS” de­los Reyes, son of busi­ness­man Ri­cardo de­los Reyes. Nino is as­pir­ing for a seat in the lo­cal leg­isla­tive coun­cil.

He gen­er­ates sup­port from the city’s trans­port group, the young and women sec­tors. The city’s se­nior cit­i­zens also fa­vor Nino’s oc­cu­py­ing a seat as City Coun­cilor.

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Coun­cilor ED­DIE SOTTO, who chairs the SP com­mit­tees on Se­nior Cit­i­zens Af­fairs and PWDs, Trans­port and So­cial Wel­fare and Pub­lic Works will run for his third and last term as coun­cilor of Mabalacat City. Ac­cord­ing to him, the coun­cil has passed amend­ments as to the age of el­i­gi­bil­ity to re­ceive in­cen­tives for se­niors. On stag­gered bases, the age has been re­duced to 85, from 90 years old, to re­ceive the city’s ben­e­fits and then on to 95 till 100 years when the amount of P100,000 has been fully re­ceived by the se­niors.

He has also main­tained di­a­logue with his Angeles City coun­ter­part, Coun­cilor Amos Rivera, on the mat­ter of al­low­ing into said city tri­cy­cle driv­ers with pas­sen­gers with­out be­ing cited for vi­o­la­tion of the On Line pol­icy of Angeles City.

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Bong Gar­cia of SM Te­labasta­gan has an­nounced the shows of Dan Hill and J Michaels (of Wild­flower fame) last Fe­bru­ary 14. He like­wise ex­tends his birth­day greet­ings to Ma. Cristina Tansen­gco who had hers last Fe­bru­ary 14 also.

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Mayor Crisos­tomo “Cris” C. Garbo’s slate for coun­cilors is com­posed of: Kriz­zanel “Wyn Wyn” Garbo, Jun Cas­tro, Nino “RS” de­los Reyes, Ran­nie de Leon, Liza Pineda, Rey Pineda and Ralph “Basti” David.

Mayor Cris, from the looks of things and his crowd-gath­er­ing strength will win hands down in the May elec­tions!

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