Grace visits Mangatarem
Presidential candidate Grace Poe, a daughter of Pangasinan, surprised residents of Mangatarem when she arrived unannounced on Monday, October 26.
Poe, who leads all surveys on presidential candidates, went to see for herself the situation of the western Pangasinan towns which were terribly hit by typhoon Lando.
Mangatarem is actually her second hometown after San Carlos City where her father, the late movie actor Fernando Poe Jr., hailed. The Poe’s used to own a property beside the municipal hall which has been bought by the Palisoc family of the town.
Poe held an impromptu consultation with the residents of Sawat where she discussed the programs she intends to pursue once she reaches Malacanang.
“The residents loved here, with everyone wanted to come near and hug her,” Rosendo So, president of the Eastern Pangasinan Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EPFCCCI) which is supporting Poe’s bid for president.
So said before Poe arrived, Pangasinan-based business groups led by EPFCCCI and the Association of Fertilizers, Distributors, Dealers and Outlets of Pangasinan (AFPDDOP) distributed relief goods to victims of typhoon Lando in western towns Mangatarem, Bugallon and Aguilar.
They also gave relief goods to the some villages in Urdaneta, Binalonan, Villasis and Rosales.
“We did not annouce that she was coming. But when the people saw the choppers, they came running and were happily surprized to see Grace,” So said.
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