ANGELES CITY – Team Lazatin and other political groups in Pampanga eyeing different elective positions comes May 2022 elections have readied their respective line-up and campaign strategies barely five days before the filing of certificate of candidacy slated on Oct 1 to 8.
Team Lazatin announced that it is filing Certificate of Candidacy (CoC) for Pampanga First Dist Congressman Jonjon Lazatin; Mayor Carmelo ‘Pogi’ Lazatin; Vice Mayor Vicenta ‘Vicky’ Vega and Councilors Joan Crystal ‘JC’ Aguas, Marino ‘Kap Niknok’ Banola, Joseph Alfie ‘Doc Alfie’ Bonifacio, Raco Paolo Del Rosario, Danilo ‘Dan’ Lacson, Rodelio ‘TMac’ Mamac, Jr., Jezreel Aaron Pineda, Christopher Joseph Ponce, Jesus ‘Jay’ Sangil and lawyer Arvin ‘Pogs Suller.
“Members of Team Lazatin shall be filing CoCs on Oct 1 for the coming 2022 elections which will be followed by a press conference at Best Western Hotel at Barangay Balibago,” said IC Calaguas, Chief Tactician of the party.
Except for Mamac Jr., who is a newbie in Angeles City ‘councilorables’ , the rest will be completing their first term in local governance on June next year. Mamac is the eldest son of businessman and former police officer Rodelio Mamac Sr.
Mamac’s father is currently the chairman of Bgy Balibago the center of entertainment and leisure in Central Luzon. It has the biggest voting population in the city.
Calaguas said the group will attend a Holy Mass in three separate venues before proceeding to the Commission on Elections provincial office in City of San Fernando for Cong Jonjon Lazatin filing of COC.
Aiming for a second term, Lazatin would like to duplicate his father’s legacy – Congressman Carmelo ‘Tarzan’ Lazatin – in the field of public service anchoring on the slogan ‘Ditak a salita, Dacal a gawa’ (Less talk, more action).
Meanwhile, former Angeles City mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said he is not running for mayoralty post in the 2022 elections.
This after some quarters frequently asked Pamintuan his plans for the upcoming polls.
“I’m not running for mayor. My time to serve my people and the City of Angeles for umpteenth time ended in 2019. I will continue serving the people of Angeles in a limited capacity,” said Pamintuan in a statement.
Pamintuan is currently the chairman of the state-run Clark Development Corporation.