Three aspirants to challenge PGMA in Pampanga’s second district

December 2, 2009 3:36 pm 

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Dec. 2 — Three aspirants have dared to challenge President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in the congressional race.

Atty. Temmie Lambino, Comelec provincial officer, said that three candidates have filed their certificates of candidacies (CoCs) to run against President Arroyo in the province’s congressional second district, which comprised the six municipalities of Sasmuan, Porac, Floridablanca, Sta Rita, Guagua and Lubao.

Feliciano Serrano, a 55-year old electronics engineer from Porac town, was the first to formally signified his intention to run in the second district’s congressional seat.

Serrano filed his candidacy all by himself Monday last week with an intention to share his talent in electronics.

He traces political roots to a grandfather who at one time had been barangay chairman of Sepung Bulaon in Porac.

In 2004, Serrano said that he ran as independent for mayor of this town, but said that he got only very few votes.

Another contender is Filipinas Rosario Dayrit Sampang of Barangay Sta Cruz, also of Porac town.

Sampang, a wife of a doctor, underscored a need for a new generation of leaders in the province.

Although she admitted being an avid supporter of Mrs. Arroyo, Sampang expressed belief that it is not monopolized by anyone the intent “to serve the province and the people.”

The last-minute contender is Adonis Simpao, a known supporter of incumbent Governor Eddie Panlilio. He will run under the Liberal Party.

The three candidates said they remained undisturbed with the President Arroyo’s stature. (PNA)

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