Dagupan City, Pangasinan October 14 0 Former 5th district Rep. Mark Cojuangco welcomed the conduct of debates among the aspirants for the province’s gubernatorial post in order to inform the electorate on the priority programs and projects of the candidates and for them to appreciate who would be the one to be elected as the next local chief executive of the province during the May 9, 2016 automated and synchronized national and local elections.
Cojuangco will be running alongside former Calasiao Mayor Mark Roy Macanlalay who will be seeking the province’s vice gubernatorial post with both carrying the Nationalist Peoples Coalation (NPC) in the province for the upcoming elections.
“We are open to the conduct of debates with my opponent for governor anytime. We want to have a transparent and informative campaign so that our electorate will be able to judge who between uscan bring more for the development of Pangasinan,” Cojuangco stressed.
The former lawmaker will be banking on the support of partymat6es incumbent 1st district Rep. Jesus Celeste, his wife and 5th district Rep. Kimi S. Coguangco and 6th district Rep. Marlyn Primicias Agabas and non-allies 4th district Rep. Gna de Venecia and 3rd district Rosemarie Baby Arenas and 35 incumbent municipal and city mayors among others.
He assured that his experience as a lawmaker during the previous Congresses will be multiplied six folds for him to be able to effectively and efficiently attend to the needs of the people of Pangasinan coming from the six districts of the province once he will be able to assume the gubernatorial post by the middle of next year.
Cojuangco, 58, will be going up against Boardmember Amado ‘Pogi’ Espino III, 32, the incumbent president of the Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) in the province and son of incumbent Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr..
According to him, the conduct of debates among aspirants for various elected positions, especially the province’s gubernatorial post, is an avenue where candidates can have a chance to expound and ventilate their short- medium and long-term development projects for the province in order for the electorate to be able to see for themselves who will be able to deliver beneficial projects for the overall growth of the province.
Pangasinan is one of the vote-rich provinces in the country with more or less 1.8 million registered voters which could significantly increase once the on-going registration of voters will come to a close by the end of this month.
Cojuangco appealed to his opponent and critics to be actively involved in the conduct of future debates for them to be able to expound their dreams and aspirations for Pangasinan and allow the people to appreciate who among them could bring better development projects for the province in the future.