Ex-PNP chief Lomibao, Dr. Mejia file COCs for Mangaldan top posts
FORMER Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Arturo Lomibao filed his certificate of candidacy for the mayoralty post in Mangaldan.
Lomibao, who served as the top guy of the PNP from 2005 to 2006, substituted for his long-time ally, former Liga ng mga Barangay president Wilfredo Ocampo.
“I want to change, for the better, the political landscape of my town, in order to improve the well-being of the people and make a difference in their lives. With God’s help, I can realize my vision for my town,” Lomibao, a native of this town who finished elementary and high school in the town.
He said based on his consultation with various sectors “everyone had one common thing to say: We want change”.
“Like you I want change. Having served for almost four decades in the national level of the government, I want to try serving the local government unit because I know I can make a difference in your lives,” he told his supporters.
Lomibao’s running mate, Dr. Mark Stephen Mejia, also substituted for Barangay Kagawad Ryan Clata.
Mejia is the son of Dr. Roland Mejia, Region 1 Medical Center chief, and nephew of former Speaker Jose de Venecia.
Mejia finished his medical course at the Lyceum Northwestern University in Dagupan City and earned his post-graduate studies in Israel, Harvard University in USA, Oxford University in the United Kingdom.
He said he wants to focus on health and make it accessible to the barangays, especially the elderly.
They are running under the People’s Reform Party.
Lomibao and Mejia’s team calls itself as the third force, running against the groups of re-electionist Mayor Marilyn Lambino who is seeking re-election for her second term and come-backing former mayor Bonafe De Vera-Parayno. (Eva Visperas)
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