Local Team Pinoy to launch campaign on Black Saturday PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 30 March 2013 11:18

The local administration group, dubbed, “Team Pinoy” a coalition of three political parties in Zamboanga City, will officially launch its campaign on Black Saturday, March 30, starting in barangays within the city’s seven-kilometer radius.

Team Pinoy, which is patterned after that of President Aquino’s nationally-endorsed political group for administration senatorial candidates, is composed of different major political parties hat have allied with the chief executive’s Liberal Party.

Here in Zamboanga City, Team Pinoy is composed of Liberal Party (LP), Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino (LDP), and Adelante Zamboanga Party (AZAP).

District 1 Congresswoman Ma Isabelle “Beng” Climaco-Salazar serves as the group’s standard bearer for May 13 elections, while incumbent Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde, who is seeking for another fresh mandate is her running mate.

Meanwhile, outgoing Mayor Celso Lobregat and his younger brother Jomar, are both vying for the city’s 1st and 2nd congressional seats, respectively.

“Considering the solemnity of the occasion, we will start the campaign with simple activities like visitations on the preferred barangays within 7-kilometer radius,” said Councilor Rodolfo ‘Rudy’ Lim, Team Pinoy’s campaign manager.

Lim said their first salvo will be campaigning in one of the city’s premiere barangays, where all candidates for both districts 1 and 2 are also expected to be formally introduced in a grand rally, one or two days later.

Lim said, “this grand rally is very significant, for the public to know who their candidates are, just before these two sets of candidates will go on their separate ways in campaigning on the 1st and 2nd districts, respectively”.

Since both the mayoralty and vice mayoralty aspirants have to campaign in 98 barangays, Lim said, their group had already drawn the table of activities for the whole duration of the campaign period, “where these aspirants for two local higher posts would not have to be too taxed in traveling to and from the two districts”.
District 1 comprises 37 barangays, while district 2 has 61. — Philip Abuy