Police officer, mayor’s wife vie for Villasis mayor

December 13, 2009 at 3:58 pm 18 comments

By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

VILLASIS- A retired police general and the present first lady of the town will clash for mayoralty here in May 2010 polls.

Libradita Go-Abrenica and retired police general Ismael R. Rafanan filed their certificates of candidacy (CoC) last November 28 at the Comelec Office here with supporters in tow.

Abrenica who is running under the Nationalist People’s Coalition-Biskeg na Pangasinan, has her Ladies Brigade of Villasis while Rafanan who is running under the Lakas-Kampi-CMD Coalition, was backed up by the officers and members of the Federation of Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association.

In earlier statements, Mayor Nonato S. Abrenica belied reports that his close friend Ismael Rafanan will throw his hat in the political ring.

Now that Rafanan has formally entered politics, he said that it is an exercise of democracy and that they will pursue a high level of political campaign.

“ My track record for nine years as mayor of the town, and that includes my wife, proved what kind of leadership we had in pursuing development progress in our town,” he said. He added that the townspeople will never forget the projects and programs he has spearheaded.

Abrenica is on his last term as the local chief executive of the town and hopes for a successor in his wife Libradita.

He said that he is requesting the townspeople to give his wife a chance for three more years to complete the development programs he has initiated.

Among the programs and projects in pipelines, he said, are the housing project for the homeless victims of the flood which will be built in coordination with Gawad Kalinga, improvement of the municipal cemetery and the development of the controlled dumpsite in Capulaan village for proper waste management.

Before filing his COC, Rafanan said before his supporters that Mayor Abrenica could be credited for the development of the urban center of the town. However, the barangays need to be developed further. He said that he will work on them if he will be victorious in his candidacy.

He further said that he did not give any commitment to the Abrenicas whether he will run as mayor or not.

“It was a long process of deep thinking. When many of our town mates came to me requesting me to run for mayor , I gave it a second thought. I was supposed to retire in my farm in Lepanto (but) I could not run away from the call of service,” he said.

He said that there were two concerns that prodded him to run- the issue of dynasty and the unstable peace and order of the town.

Abrenica will have incumbent Vice Mayor Centenielo Rizal R. Costales as running mate. Councilor and lawyer Judith Moulic-Morden is Rafanan’ vice mayor.

Two other mayoral candidates filed also their candidacies here- Lawyer Isagani M. Rabe, a retired state prosecutor of Quezon City and a retired seaman Victoriano F. Ordoño. Rabe is an independent candidate while Ordoño will be running under the Alpha Omega 9K Party.

On the councilors’ race, it will be contested by the incumbent councilors, “come backing” councilors and neophytes in local politics.

The incumbents are: Ignacio “Sonny” Soriano, Cheryl J. Bascos-Sembrano, Paz Sison-Rafanan , Rolando B. Morden and Emma Ruth B. Lopez.

Former councilors hoping for a comeback are: Gilbert “Boyet” Obedoza, Emeliza B. Mones, Louie Q. Sison (former SK Federation President), Arvin B. Castro and former Vice Mayor Roderick Mina.

Throwing their hats for the first time in town’s politics are: Cheryll Z. Tan, Jimmy Boy O. Chan, Rosario L. Limos, Richie V. Cacapit, Mario Cesar M. Racadio, Isabelo C. Mina, Jr., Roger A. Ordoño and Dominador L. Bravo.

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18 Comments Add your own

  • 1. fun of smile maeng rafanan  |  January 29, 2010 at 7:50 am

    i think retired general rafanan is wir this coming 2010 election…because his good leadership in his town

  • 2. fun of smile maeng rafanan  |  January 29, 2010 at 7:51 am

    i think retired general rafanan is win this coming 2010 election…because his good leadership in his town

  • 3. fun of smile maeng rafanan  |  January 29, 2010 at 8:05 am

    retired general rafanan his a good man and good provider, simpleng tao na may dating sa masa…

  • 4. airah alluvida  |  February 7, 2010 at 3:16 am

    He will become a good leader.

    • 5. clrisse joy esguerra  |  October 7, 2010 at 7:15 pm

      yes he will become a good leader of the villasis

  • 6. smiley(airah)  |  February 8, 2010 at 12:42 am

    sir we will support ur candidacy…we believe that u will become a good leader.

  • 7. THE LAW MAYBE HARSH  |  March 27, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Gen.Rafanan will continue the progress of VILLASIS..(progress that could help all the fellow villiasinians ..not to burden villiasinians but to lead a better VILLASIS .(as you can see ,u may be proud bout the progess of today VILLASIS.but look,people are suffering very expensive taxes ,tickets etc. ..the town maybe in progress but people of it? i rate it 0%

  • 8. Rey  |  March 28, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Villasinians wake up. Your taxes paid to the municipal government of Villasis is money that was spent wisely by the Mayor in rendering excellent services and infrastructures and that I think is the legacy of Mayor Nato. No graft and corruption in the name of public service. Nothing is free in this world… Everybody must do his share… If you want honest to goodness governance vote wisely and not be swayed by empty promises. Mayor Abrenica delivered his campaign promises and I believe the Wife is an excellent and educated choice… Have a nice day to ALL VILLASINIANS.

  • 9. ella  |  April 7, 2010 at 9:53 am

    ayna..agilokano kayo kadi..no siak la ti damagen yo, idiayak ayan iti napadasanen ti serbisyo na, saan met a panangparigat iti tao dayta taxes a kunkunayo, apay uray ti sweldo ti empleyado ket adda met tax na..ania ngay iti kayat yo?agprogreso iti villasis nga awan contribution dagiti umili? kasta kadi?kas kuna ni bro. rey (di ko am-ammo isuna personally) AWAN ITI LIBRE ITAN NGA PANAWEN

  • 10. Rey  |  April 17, 2010 at 12:44 am

    korek ka dyan Ella,,,
    Taga Villasis akmet ngem addaak ditoy overseas nga agtrabaho. OFW…

  • 11. bulate  |  April 20, 2010 at 7:26 am

    Kay Mayor Ismael Tayo…….mayor,pag nanalo ka pakitanggal lang yong mga “Tekka” lalong lalo na yong mga Director sa Water district…Si “Mayyang”unahin nyo po yon,gingamit nya ang sasakyan ng Government Own para sa personal nyang lakad….ay yay yay….

  • 12. mayyang  |  May 5, 2010 at 3:50 am

    apo nga tga VILLASIS agyamanak ta nbsak daytoy nga komento u.pra kanyak no annia iti npdassan nen nga immemproban tay ing-inginguten tau nga ili ti VILLASIS ket idiay tayon koman.ta nrigat iti pasabasabali iti ag tugaw ta haan tayo nga ammo no pgsayaatan tay nga umili wenno saan.dakkel ti yaman tayo ken mayor NATO ta iti lasod na nga ngtugaw ado iti nalpas na nga nagsayaatan iti ili tayo nga VILLASIS.comment only

  • 13. Ricky  |  May 10, 2010 at 1:45 am

    malas mo lang Maeng ta malinis data kalaban mo…naka kaddua kapay ti sumayet ken puta…data kano ti pinakakurakot idi nakatugaw ni Lakay na(saan nga ni Nap…ni Monching)…addan sa pay kano sabali nga Lalaki na….aysus…tanga langinin no sinno ti mangibotos data nga Vice Sayet

  • 14. Ricky  |  May 10, 2010 at 2:09 am

    kusto ta kunam Ricky…..ultimo kabagyan ni Monching ket di da kayat nga ibotos ta nasakit ti nakem da…lantaran nga aglaklalaki……alaen da ta kuarta na…ngem di da met la nga ibotos data sayet…..goodluck langenen General…..alanganen ka……

  • 15. Abe  |  May 10, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Piso mangabak ti kulikat no mangabak data sumayet nga para vice mayor……….adda pay kaddua na nga palimed nga agibagbaga ti tattao nga di da nga ibotos…..mabalin ah siguro dagitay kumakabaret…ibotos da ta barbareng…….

  • 16. ryan  |  May 14, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Apayso dguita kunkunayo. Di nga kayat iti tattao ni Vice Mayyang nga lalakero jejeje. Itatta pati titsers nga BEI idarum da pay kano kadua ni Atty Mulagat.. Mayat ti pangkaddua da. Lalakero ken babaero…. Saan met nga kuneng daguiti taga-Villasis… Kitaen yo iti resulta di da pay nakagudua… Kaasi da man piman ngem kitaen yo baro ti kotse ni Mayyang.. saan na nga inwaras ti kuarta nga inted ni 3 stars… Kasta la iti biag kakabsat.. ADDA KUBBO ADDA KIAD….

  • 17. Evenow  |  May 15, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    kasta aya…doble pasada ah ngarud….kaasi met ni maeng…nakakaddua ti double blade….di la mabain…ex mayor pay ni lakay na…lantaran nga aglaklalaki…kababainan……no siak kania na…indiak nga agpakitan ditoy villasis….inggana inggana datan…saan nga mangabakin……nagpuskol ti rupa nan ta ogi ni ina nan…….kaadduan siguro ket panay nga babbai ti saan nga nangibotos kaniya na data nga puta:):):)

  • 18. Evenow  |  May 15, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    ni atty tasio…..tsamtsambaan da met datan mariknak…..


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