May 21, 2024

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Mabalaqueños converge for Team MCG proclamation rally

By Justine Rich Talusan

THOUSANDS of Team MCG supporters on Saturday converged to support the reelection bid of Mayor Crisostomo Garbo, Vice Mayor Gerald Aquino, and their  Council slate during the proclamation rally held in Mabiga, Mabalacat City, Pampanga.

The Philippine National Police-Mabalacat City estimated the attendees of the proclamation rally at 10,000.
Volunteers and organizers regarded the event as the biggest political rally in the history of Mabalacat City.

Garbo, who is aiming for a  second term as local chief executive, said  the massive crowd represented a crusade for continuing reforms in governance and upliftment of public welfare.

During the campaign, the entire Team MCG slate was accompanied by Pampanga Governor Dennis “Delta” Pineda, who lauded  Garbo and his team for their accomplishments.

“Ang suporta po ng provincial government, kami po ni Nanay (Vice Governor Lilia Pineda) ay na kay Mayor Cris Garbo. Tingnan niyo po, malayong-malayo ang dating administrasyon sa administrasyon ni Mayor Cris,” the governor said.

The Team MCG’s performance for the past three years was regarded as a “game-changer” in the city’s local governance.

Vice Mayor Aquino highlighted the Garbo administration’s brand of governance as “from womb to tomb” service.  The lawyer-public servant also vowed to support the initiatives of Team MCG, with legacy legislations to propel the “Bayung Mabalacat” vision.

The Team MCG council slate is composed of Victor Tiglao, Noel Castro, Jun Castro, Timothy Dee, Carl Dizon, Liza Pineda, Jerry Magsino, Rox Peña, Cherry Manalo, and Marjorie Morales-Sambo. Four of which (Castro (J), Pena, Dee, Magsino) are original allies of ex-mayor Marino “Boking” Morales, while Sambo is his daughter. Political analysts and observers see this as a major boost for Team MCG to capture a 10-0 seat in the Sangguniang Panlungsod.  For Board Member, Benny Jocson has also left Morales and joined Team MCG. He and outgoing City Councilor Win-Win Garbo are running for the First District Board Members.

Garbo reiterated his call for all Mabalaqueños to continue to take part in the unified stride towards the realization of a Bayung Mabalacat.

He expressed his confidence that the overwhelming love and support thrown by Mabalaqueños during their regular barangay consultations are “a show of strength” and “a favorable prelude” to a 12-0 result come election day.

The Garbo-Aquino tandem, which is leading all pre-election surveys, also expressed their support to 1st district Rep. Carmelo “Jon-Jon” Lazatin, who is running unopposed for the 2022 elections.

The campaign rally concluded with the singing of “Magkaisa” by Virna Lisa.

Also present during the proclamation assembly were the Sangguniang Barangays of Mabalacat City.