Partido AbeKa’s Bryan-Edu tandem, partymates first to file CoCs

ANGELES CITY – Members of the Partido Abe Kapampangan (AbeKa) slate led by incumbent Vice Mayor Bryan Matthew Nepomuceno and Councilor Edgardo “Edu” Pamintuan Jr., filed their respective Certificates of Candidacy (CoC) here on Thursday, Oct. 11.

Prior to the CoC filing, League of Cities of the Philippines President and five-term Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan led Partido AbeKa’s march from the city hall to the COMELEC office, locking arms with Nepomuceno, the younger Pamintuan and the members of the slate.

Upon arriving in front of COMELEC, Partido AbeKa held a short program with multi-sectoral groups rallying to support the administration team.


TEAM ABE KAPAMPANGAN. Partido Abe Kapampangan slate led by mayoralty bet Atty. Bryan Matthew Nepomuceno and vice mayoralty bet Edgardo Pamintuan Jr., lead their supporters in a march to the COMELEC office for the filing of their respective Certificates of Candidacy on Thursday. Locking arms with them to express full support is five-term Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan.

In his speech, Mayor Pamintuan expressed his confidence on the party’s slate where he also reiterated his endorsement to Nepomuceno who is vying for the mayoralty seat.

Pamintuan, who is gunning for a party representative seat under the Abe Kapampangan Partylist, has been vocal about his plans to ‘graduate’ from local politics and entrust the city’s leadership to the younger breed of leaders and competent public servants who will embody the ideals and aspirations of the Angeleños.

“Nakita po ng ating mamamayan kung paano natin pinaunlad at kinumpleto ang serbisyo ng ating siyudad. Ang lahat ng mga programang ito ay hindi natin maisasaktuparan kung wala ang suporta ng Sangguniang Panlungsod sa pangunguna ni Vice Mayor Nepomuceno,” said Pamintuan.

For his part, Nepomuceno accepted Mayor Pamintuan’s challenge and vowed to continue the good change, to sustain and eventually, exceed the achievements that the city has gained under his administration should he win the mayoralty post in the May 2019 elections.

Nepomuceno, who is a three-term councilor and a lawyer by profession, also expressed his elation over Angeleños’ confidence that he can lead the city.

“Ako ay taos-pusong nagpapasalamat sa ating mga kasamahan lalo na kay Mayor Pamintuan sa tiwalang ibinigay nila sa akin na pangunahan ang partido at upang maging susunod na alkalde ng Angeles,” said Nepomuceno.

“Dahil sa tapat at tunay na panunungkulan ni Mayor Pamintuan ng 9 na taon, nakita natin ang progresong tinamasa ng Angeles. Ngayon araw, malugod ko pong tinatanggap ang hamon ng panunungkulan na ito at sinisiguro ko po na hindi mabibigo ang mga Angeleños sakaling tayo ang palaring maupo bilang alkalde ng siyudad,” Nepomuceno added.

Leading AbeKa’s lineup of councilors include re-electionists Alfie Bonifacio, Danilo Lacson, Joseph “PG” Ponce, and Amos Rivera, actress JC Parker-Aguas, Raco Del Rosario, Mining Barangay Captain Chris Cortez, Tabun Barangay Captain Alma Mercado, CLAC President Thelma Indiongco, and broadcast journalist Jay Pelayo IV.

Also present to support the Bryan-Edu tandem is Partido AbeKa’s comebacking Congressional bet for the First District of Pampanga, Joseller “Yeng” Guiao.

To cap the program, the Nepomuceno-Pamintuan team together with their supporters from various sectors and barangays, expressed their solid backing as they read and signed a manifestoof support.

Meanwhile, Mayor Pamintuan also filed his CoC as first nominee of Abe Kapampangan Partylist at COMELEC Main Office in Manila. Joining him are second nominee Jericho Aguas, and Danilo De Austria Consumido as third nominee.