Aliping declares candidacy for congressman

Baguio City-Standing at the center of his supporters, former Baguio City Congressman Nicasio Aliping Jr announced Tuesday to run again for the lone congressional district of Baguio.

“I will challenge you to let us unite again for our beloved city in the coming election” Aliping said in the relaunching of the Aliping for Congressman Movement (ACM) attended by hundreds of his supporters.

Aliping is confident to regain his seat based on the result of the previous election wherein the incumbent Congressman Mark Go won by almost five thousand votes.

Honesty, transparency, accountability and participatory governance will remain as his advocacy which he started when he joined politics.

He said that once elected again, he will look into strengthening the welfare of persons with disabilities, people’s right and senior citizen’s rights.

We need to prioritize laws that will cater for health, education and livelihood of our people.” He added.

In reaction to his case filed in court, Aliping is hopeful that justice will be served in favor of him in the forthcoming months.

“In the end we will be vindicated and we will prove the people of Baguio and the world that we are innocent of the charge that was filed against us.” Aliping stressed.

It can be recalled that he was charged for violations of the Revised Forestry Code of the Philippines and is now being litigated at the Regional Trial Court Branch 10 in Benguet

Aliping with contractors William Go, Bernard Capuyan and Romeo Aquino face charges over their alleged role in an illegal excavation for road construction that destroyed hundreds of trees and polluted a water source at the Mount Santo Tomas in 2014.

Aliping expects to face three candidates in the forthcoming election which includes the incumbent Congressman Marquez Go, former Baguio City Mayor Reinaldo Bautista Jr. and the incumbent Mayor Mauricio Domogan.

“We have seen the leadership of our present official, referring to the incumbent mayor, to give way and let a new leadership to continue his programs for the benefit of the city.” He added

He appealed to the Baguio residence to unite, support and vote for the leadership of the city.

By JBM

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