BONTOC, Mountain province – Congressional candidate Allen Sumeg-ang Ocden urged the over 100,000 voters in the the province to vote for a leader who not only understands the real situation on the ground but who also embraces the concerns of the people when it comes legislations dealing with the issues the Filipino people face.
Ocden, who spent his remaining months in the police service serving as the Provincial Director of the Mountain Province Police office, underscored that Mountain Province is the best place in the country to live, work, raise a family and grow a business and it is important for the province’s electorate to go out and vote on election day, My 13, 2019, for a worthy candidate who will not compromise the greater interest of the people of the province.
“The persons we will be electing will make decisions affecting not only our lives but also our future so we must vote wisely. I strongly encourage the people of Mountain Province not only to vote and make a difference, but also to please consider the character of the candidates you will be voting for,” Ocden stressed.
The former police official admitted that his campaign to sit as the province’s lone district representative in the House of Representatives is an uphill battle as he is an underdog but he is fighting for change that will translate to the greater interest of the people of the province.
According to him, Mountain Province now needs a new breed of young and dynamic politicians, someone who will champion the cause of the poor and the neglected, thus, he gave up his career as a decorated police official and his reputation to try and win the fight for change for a better Mountain Province.
Ocden claimed that win or lose, the people of Mountain province must choose whether or not to keep the province moving forward and vote the best equipped to lead the progress to ensure there will be significant changes for the better after the mid-term elections.
He admitted it is great opportunity for him to run for the province’s lone district representative and this ongoing campaign is a tremendous learning experience for him and everyone in his team considering their being neophyte in the field of politics in the province.
“You all have told me about your way of life. You’ve shared your anguish and frustrations, and have provided me with even a deeper understanding of our province. And if elected, I will work every day to live up to all your expectations,” Ocdent told the people of Mountain Province in an open letter.
He asserted that the people could expect honesty and transparency in the way he will represent the province in the House and that they will also expect an ear from him that listens and understands that the voices of the people should be heard and that their opinions matter.
Ocden admitted that he was not born to a wealthy family and he can only fulfil his promises with the support of the electorate, unlike his rivals who come from established influential political families. By HENT