The Narciso Ramos Grandstand was filled up as about 20,000 attendees flocked the venue to see and hear the platforms and programs of the LAKAS-KAMPI CMD national candidates led by its frontrunner, Gibo Teodoro , and vice presidential aspirant Edu Manzano and a number of senatorial bets in their campaign rally last Wednesday, March 24.
Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr. led the throng of local leaders and supporters who welcomed the party to the vote-rich Pangasinan .
Teodoro described Governor Espino as a real action man, who seldom bothered him when he was still the Defense Secretary, even when Pangasinan was hardest hit by numeours typhoons.
“…Emong, Pepeng…lahat na ng bagyo, lahat na ng problema, bumabangon kaagad ang Pangasinan dahil energetic at masipag ang inyong Governor,” he said.
Teodoro even made the huge crowd laugh when he described in Ilocano and Pangasinan dialects as “kuneng” and “makapoy so ulo to” a person who would not support Governor Espino and let him continue his able governance because of his huge management expertise and heart for the people.
Pangasinan, Teodoro said, has a huge opportunity and chance for progress and development despite the challenges hurled by nature.
He also said that the national government is indebted to Pangasinan and support for its progress, and development was long overdue because the province helps the country in its self-sufficiency in rice, corn and fish requirements.
Senatorial hopefuls Ramon Guico and Raul Lambino, both sons of Pangasinan, Rey Langit and Jolo Revilla, son of Sen. Bong Revilla, also bared their programs and platform of governance.
Teodoro and Manzano left early to attend another meeting with President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo before LAKAS-KAMPI senatoriables delivered their speeches. (PIO/Rafael Manuel)