CLARK FREEPORT —- Former 1st District Rep. and now NLEX team coach Joseller “Yeng” Guiao over the week announced his plan to run again as congressman in his district.
“Definitely I will run again as first district congressman and continue my programs for the 1st district,” Guiao said during a meeting.
Guiao, during his stint as the congressional representative of the 1st district of Pampanga, pushed for the high speed railway project that would connect the Clark International Airport to the Ninoy Aquino Internation Airport.
The fast train is seen to boost CRK as North Luzon’s prime airport.
Guiao said the railway system will also connect Manila to other main cities in Central Luzon and the idea is to decongest NAIA through the realization of twin airport system connecting NAIA to CRK.
Another project that Guiao pushed during his term was putting up a new sports facility inside Clark in order to transfer the National Training Center (Rizal Memorial Coliseum), as its location in Manila makes it prone to flooding, pollution and traffic congestion.
“The idea then was to put up a sports stadium which would not only allow our athletes to train, but also provide them a dormitory. It was also suggested to have a school inside the sports stadium to allow them to study,” Guiao said.
Guiao, dubbed “Mr. Clark’ in the House of Representatives, had also challenged the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) to require airlines to establish regular flights at the CIA.
This, he said, should be the condition before the airline companies are given CAB permits for regular landing rights at the already congested Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
Guiao stressed CAB should have the political will to mandate airlines to also have regular flights at Clark as condition for granting landing rights at NAIA.
Guiao is determined to continue his plans of pushing more bills that would generate economically for the 1st district comprising Angeles City, Mabalacat City and Magalang town.
Guaio served as 1st district Representative from 2014-2017. Before his stint as lawmaker, he served as the Vice Governor of Pampanga for three terms or nine years. The son of former Pampanga Governor Bren Z. Guiao, Guiao started out his political career in Pampanga as board member in 2001.