Atilano gets support from District 8 elders, residents PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 14 May 2011 15:01

With the shortest period for the election of Zamcelco’s Board Member slated tomorrow, May 15, District 8 candidate Elbert “Bong” Atilano is gathering more support from elders and residents in the west coast.
“The reception is nice and good when people are shaking hands and ask about my plans,” Atilano said when asked about his sorties in different barangays.

Atilano was invited yesterday by the Circle of Elders – composed of senior citizens based in Cawit and nearby barangays.

He said being a candidate, his primordial concern is the problem of electricity in some parts of the 10 barangays under District VIII including street lights where accidents and crime incidents mostly happen.
“Zamcelco is good but maybe they disregarded to inform the people on issues hurled against them,” Atilano said on the many issues confronting the cooperative which include the procurement of vehicles, procurement of transformers, and other concerns.

Atilano ran in the 2010 elections but lost as councilor under the Lakas Ng Demokratikong Pilipino (LDP) being headed by Mayor Celso Lobregat.

“Even if I lost in the last election, my help will continue especially those who are in need, in fact, they (people) asked me to run to represent them in the Board,” Atilano said.

Two other candidates are running against Atilano. They are Edwin Mendoza and former Ayala barangay chair Alexis Ortega.

District 8 is composed of 10 barangays which include Ayala, Recodo, Lapaz, Talisayan, Cawit, Sinunuc, Tulungatung, Maasin, Pamucutan and Baluno. — Hermie Ventura