BAGUIO CITY – Congressional frontrunner Bernardo M. Vergara belied rumors that he is withdrawing from the city’s congressional race in favour of acetain candidate, sying that such rumors were false, baselss and fabricated by his detractors.
“You all know that I run as Congressman in response to a public clamor for us to unite once more and work to redeem Baguio from unkind perceptions that we allow our leaders to abuse our natural environment with callous impunity. I presented my track record of outstanding performance as a public servant for more than 35 years in both appointive and elective positions. I explained how things should be done, what issues I will address, what public needs I will fight for when entrusted with a new mandate,”Vergara stressed.
In this campaign, Vergara claimed the people heard him recount how together, we strived to rebuild Baguio during its darkest period of devastation and from our partnership, worked even harder to make Baguio a worthy Summer Capital, a center of quality education, and a premier tourism destination, as well as a center for good business and enterprise.
By our unity, he cited “we implemented well-planned quality development programs that modernized our roads and our schools, enlivened our business climate, strengthened barangay governance, empowered small enterprise and cooperative efforts for increased job and livelihood opportunities, and gave our children and their children the best possible public education and vocational training.”
“In this campaign, we felt a genuine longing for Baguio to be liberated from so much abuse by the leaders we trusted. You and I expressed outrage over the Mt. Sto. Tomas plunder. We shared embarrassment over the scandalous splurge of government money for senseless road projects. We were disappointed that urgent education, health, and social needs were set aside. The task at hand for the next Congressman was simple — to do what is right and what will serve the greatest good,” Vergara said.
Clearly, this election should be about our people and how we can make them win back Baguio from abusive, plundering philandering leaders whose evil ways have put us to collective shame. This is about heeding the call of decent-minded citizens to consolidate the ranks of those who love Baguio dearly enough to prevent another travesty of public trust.
“Now that victory is within sight, I urge every decent-minded citizens to join us and make our impending victory a complete reality come Election Day. Let us make the ultimate sacrifice of trooping to the polls and enduring the rigors of casting and watching our precious vote. Together, let us win Baguio back and redeem the honor and stature of a hard-working, honest, and tireless performer,” Vergara added.