Cauguiran, 8 other candidates pass drug test

ANGELES CITY mayoralty candidate Alex Cauguiran and eight fellow candidates under his Kambilan Party passed the drug testing procedure conducted at the Angeles University Foundation Medical Center’s Wellness Center on Monday in compliance to a directive from Malacañang for a mandatory drug test for election candidates seeking local posts.

“(My team) volunteered to undergo drug test procedure not only as an instruction from Malacañang but also to show the public how decisive and transparent leaders should be, especially if we are to serve them in the future” Cauguiran said.

Cauguiran, erstwhile president of the Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC), filed his certificate of candidacy last October 16 and vowed to bring strong managerial leadership to “achieve that vision where highly productive residents enjoy a healthy, safe, and comfortable life with their families.”

Cauguiran was accompanied at the drug testing center by Maricel Morales, three-term councilor and now running as vice mayor, along with councilor-aspirants Jae Flores, Jhune Angeles, Harvey Santiago, Tony Mamac, Jay Sangil, Edward Laki and Sonny Pahed who all passed the procedure supervised by laboratory staff of AUFMC.

The former airport executive, widely known for his results-oriented managerial skills, is credited with the increase in flights, destinations and number of passengers at the Clark International Airport. He is running under the Kabilan Party of incumbent governor Lilia Pineda and supporte by an overwhelming majority of the card-bearing members of the Partido Abe Kapampangan, a party he helped established in 2012.