MANGALDAN --- Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. will visit the province of Pangasinan on Sunday, September 27, to renew kindred ties with Pangasinenses and feel the pulse of his kailian amidst clamor that he seeks the presidency in the 2016 elections.
The junior of former President Marcos, who just turned 58 on September 13, will rally several groups at the Macario Ydia Development Center (MYDC) in this cycling town for nation- building at 1 p.m.
Lawyer Julius Magno, a native of this town and chairman of the Samahan Ilocano International, said Marcos will be received by former Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr., Gov. Amado Espino Jr., Rep. Gina de Venecia, Congressman Jonathan Dela Cruz, former Gov. Vic Millora, Mayor Bona de Vera Parayno, Vice Gov. Ferdie Calimlim, Vice Mayor Manny Casupang, and other luminaries .
Marcos’ Pangasinan visit is part of his itinerary of the so-called Solid North that began a few weeks back amid calls for him to run for the presidency.
Marcos, chair of the senate local government, lately earned the respect of lawyers and political scholars for brilliantly steering the debates that are scrutinizing the provisions of the BBL (Bangsamoro Basic Law).
He will administer the oaths of the charter officers of the Federation of Civil Societies of Mangaldan headed by its president, Dr. Jose Soriano, and other organizations.
Guia Macmod, president of the Pangasinan Muslims Assembly, a former MILF commander, said Mindanaoans “love Bongbong because he is seriously working on the proposed BBL law with sincerity and competence.”
Marcos was also cited last week for blocking the Bureau of Customs’ illegal policy of opening balikbayan boxes of Filipino Overseas Workers without any plausible reason, it was learned.
Before proceeding to the MYDC, the senator will face the members of the Northern Luzon Media at Trish Resort, also in Mangaldan town, presided by Capitol Post publisher Mita Sison-Duque.
DWIZ- Dagupan City Manager Orly Navarro, Pangasinan Press Club past president, as forum moderator.
Governor Amado Espino Jr., will introduce the senator after inspirational speeches by Rep. Gina de Venecia and former Speaker Jose de Venecia, and Mayor De Vera Parayno.
The senator will also administer the oaths of the new officers of the National Cycling Federation of the Philippines, headed by former Tour of Luzon champion Jesus Garcia Jr.; Federation of Pangasinan Subdivision Homeowners Associations, Inc. headed by Daniel “Bong” Palisoc; the President Hotel Breakfast Club headed by Ms. Mita Sison-Duque, chair, and Cesar Carpio, president; Federation of Free Farmers of Bugallon headed by Ricardo Cunanan, chair, and Florencio Fernandez, executive director;
Fishpond Owners, Operators and Fisherfolk Association of Dagupan City, Inc. headed by Alfredo Dawana, chair, and Eduardo Maramba, president; Ulopan na Sumisigay Ed Dagupan headed by Ronnie Cayabyab, president;
Samahan ng mga Maliliit na Mangingisda sa Dagupan headed by Rodrigo “Boy” Estrada, president, Rose Gabay, president, Pangasinan chapter of the Blessed Filipino Fighting Against Poverty Association, Inc; and Macmod, president, Pangasinan Muslims Assembly.