Arayat mayor Alejandrino: ex-mayor Espino’s achievements all lies
“Puro bola lang ‘yan, wala naman talagang ginawa. Puro lang salita.”
Thus said incumbent Arayat, Pampanga mayor Emmanuel “Bon” Alejandrino of his predecessor, former mayor Chito Espino, who has announced he will run again for mayor in 2016.
Alejandrino said Espino merely takes pride in “false achievements” as the projects he had claimed to have implemented during his time were actually from the provincial capitol.
“Wala siyang iniwan na maganda sa munisipyo. ‘Yung dike na sinasabi niya, kung hindi pa ako umupo, hindi naayos. Ang Puregold at ibang investors dito, halos magsasara na din sila pag-upo ko,” the mayor was quoted in a Sunstar report.
During Espino’s administration, Alejandrino claimed the town’s peace and order was at its worst.
“Under my leadership, there are less killings compared to his,” he said.
Reacting on Espino’s statement that he will work to continue what he has started in Arayat, Alejandrino said he should have done this a long time ago.
“Kung gusto mo pa lang magtrabaho dapat dati mo pa ginawa. Hindi ‘yung ngayon na may nagtatrabaho tapos naiinggit ka,” he told Espino.
Alejandrino even challenged Espino to a public debate.
“I only have one question to him, nasaan ba ang mga napagawa mo?” he said.
Alejandrino is in his first term as mayor after winning in the 2013 elections under the Liberal Party.
He succeeded Espino, who was town mayor from 2004 to 2013.
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