Rimpy Bondoc welcomes ‘most serious challenger’
Re-electionist Pampanga 4th District Rep. Juan Pablo “Rimpy” Bondoc has welcomed the entry of outgoing Apalit mayor Oscar “Jun” Tetangco, Jr. in the race for the 4th District House seat.
Tetangco has been dubbed the “most serious challenger” to fight Bondoc in what has been regarded as the “most serious political contest” in the province in the 2016 elections.
The Bondocs, currently with the Nacionalista Party, have lorded over the district for more than 30 years, never losing to any rival.
“Wine-welcome natin siya, syempre demokrasya ito. Kahit sino pa ang humabol, inaanyayahan natin sila na makilahok sa pulitika dahil ito ang daan patungo sa serbisyong publiko,” Bondoc said in a Sunstar report.
Bondoc is only in the first term of his return bid while Tetangco is about to finish his last term in 2016.
In the 2013 elections, Bondoc beat Tetangco’s Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) party mate Jerry Pelayo by 22,025 votes.
Ironically, Bondoc’s and Tetangco’s fathers fought for the same post about 20 years ago; Bondoc Sr. won.
For the 2016 race, Bondoc said he is confident that his constituents in the district will use as basis in voting the candidate’s integrity, achievements and track record.
Tetangco, meanwhile, pledged to give Bondoc a good fight and avenge his father’s loss.
He has the backing of business mogul and fellow Apalit native Manny Pangilinan, Pampanga Gov. Lilia Pineda, and the Villars.
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