Rep. Rodriguez not supporting LP bet in Pampanga town. Why?
Pampanga 3rd District Rep. Oscar Rodriguez has chosen to remain neutral in the mayoralty race in his hometown of Santa Ana.
A Liberal Party (LP) member, the veteran lawmaker said he does not want to take sides because he has many relatives in the town.
“Wala akong personal na pinapaboran,” Rodriguez said in a Sunstar article. “Hindi ako masyadong pumupuntirya sa pulitika dito sa Santa Ana dahil karamihan dito kamag-anak ko.”
“Ayoko ng may kinakampihan,” he stressed.
The town’s mayoralty seat will be fought by Rameses Concepcion, son of outgoing mayor Rommel Concepcion of Kambilan party, and LP candidate Norberto Gamboa.
Rodriguez said he continues to recognize incumbent Mayor Concepcion’s effort to develop the municipality despite LP having a mayoral candidate in the town.
Rodriguez was mayor of San Fernando from 2004 to 2013.
Before that, he previously served as 3rd District representative from 1987 to 1992 and from 1995 to 2004.
He returned to his old House seat in the 2013 elections, defeating former 3rd District Rep. Aurelio Gonzales, Jr. of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC).
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