|Angie and Nap Sales|
MANAOAG – A mayoralty bet here deplored the scandalous tarpaulin wars here between Mayor Napoleon Sales and Vice Mayor Kim Amador. Mayoralty candidate and current Board Member Jeremy Agerico Rosario explained the actuation of the duo has been a bad taste in the mouth of people here seeing them out staging each other on the number of self serving tarpaulins where each of them getting credits to the government projects being implemented here in the past. “Kanya-kanyang pa pogi kanya kanyang tarpaulin, nag aaway na sila sa tarpaulin blaming the other side of getting credits to ones projects, etc. Pero at the end of the day lahat po iyan pag-aari ng gobierno”. He said Sales and Amador should have showed the projects to the people here a long time ago and not before the coming of election in May this year. The Board Member cited how Amador changed his canvass and refuted Sales who announced on his tarpaulins that he was responsible for the many government projects here. Amador, Rosario said, has the temerity to write details on his newly posted tarpaulins how he was able to get the funds from Manila through the helped of his sister Claire who is an undersecretary at the Department of Budget of Management. Rosario said that he gave a lot of projects in this town during his more than five year stint as board member but did not crow them to the people unlike his two opponents. “Sa limang taon bilang board member kung ano ano ang nagawa ko dito sa kapitolyo bilang presiding officer pro tempore. Bilang chairman ay tumutulong na ako lalo na sa health (as physician he was the chairman of the Committee on Health) na talagang prioridad ni Governor Amado T. Espino sa edukasyon at talagang prioridad ng administasyong Espino”. He said voters here should look at the bigger picture that he already implemented a lot of projects in this pilgrimage town without hypes and fan fares. Meanwhile, Rosario said that three of them who vie for the mayoralty in this year’s poll support the candidacy of congressional candidate Gina de Venecia who is likewise allied with them. De Venecia is running against Celia Lim who is the wife of Dagupan City Mayor Benjie S. Lim. Board Member Jeremy Agerico Rosario said that this town is a free zone where de Venecia supports nobody of them for their quest for the top political office here. “Talagang free zone ang Manaoag dahil lahat po kami especially my family matagal na ang panahon na hindi kami bumitaw sa paniniwala sa leadership ni Speaker JDV at Manay Gina,” Rosario stressed. He is poised against Angie Sales, the wife of exiting mayor here Napoleon Sales, and Vice Mayor Kim Amador. “Mapalad po kami dahil sa panahon na nakita namin si Speaker (de Venecia) with many projects. Obviously, talagang marami noon at marami ngayon at patuloy pa ang ginagawa ng mag-aswang Joe de Venecia” (MCO).