Quaimbao goes for Cojuangco, Macanlalay
BAYAMBANG – A businessman known to be a kingmaker and who is now running for mayor in this central Pangasinan town, threw his support behind the candidacy of gubernatorial candidate Mark Cojuangco and vice gubernatorial candidate Mark Macanlalay.BAYAMBANG FOR MARK AND MARK. Bayambang mayoralty candidate Cesar Quiambao announces his support for Mark Cojuangco and Mark Roy Macanlalay, top contenders for Pangasinan gubernatorial and vice gubernatorial posts, respectively. (contributed photos)
Stradcom Corp. president and chief executive officer Cezar T. Quiambao, said while it was true that Governor Amado Espino Jr. was a long time friend, friendship and family have to take backseat and the priority must be service to the province and the town.
He said Espino was a classmate in highschool and they always had a reunion every year. They are also “kumpares.”
“But I told (Cojuangco) that I’m going to support him. Let us forget friendship and clan membership. Ang isipin natin ang bayan at sino ang talagang makakatulong,” he said in a press conference.
He added that he saw in Cojuangco the same kind of desire to serve.
“Serving is a fulfillment, and fulfillment can’t be measured only in terms of money. One can be satisfied if you do good, make good, for the people you are serving. I know for (Cojuangco), fulfillment is being able to serve the province,” he said.
He said many people wondered why he wanted to run for mayor of his hometown.
He explained, “Two decades ago, I launched Baley Ko, Pawilen Ko, Aroen ko tan Tulungan ko. But its been two decades and I have not seen the dreams I had for my town. I am already 67 years old. I wanted see my dreams for my town become a reality, for the poor to have improved life,” he said.
Quaimbao said Bayambang was number one in corruption where there is no more governance and there’s abuse of authority.
“Sobra na po. The leaders have forgotten where they came from so the town became number one in poverty and crime in the entire province. I could not just stay quiet as my town suffers. I have to help. And I’m sure my team and I could do something to fulfill our platforms, our plans, to make the town prosper,” he said.
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