Monday, March 25, 2013

Cong. Lazatin: Choose congressman wisely


“Angelenos must choose wisely, dapat piliin nila ang congressman na alam ang ginagawa niya,” said Representative Carmelo Lazatin (1st district, Pampanga) following statements made by Pampanga Vice-Governor Joseller Guiao assailing Lazatin during a flag raising ceremony in the Angeles City Hall held last March 18.

Lazatin said: “Sabi ni Vice Governor Guiao sa flag ceremony, napakatagal na nakaupo ng congressman ng First District pero wala man lang nakaisip na gawing authority ang Clark Development Corporation.”

“Hindi siguro alam ni Vice Governor Guiao na nagfile na tayo ng ganitong batas noon pang taong 2011,” he added.

Lazatin is referring to House Bill No. 4843, otherwise known as “An Act Creating the Metropolitan Clark Freeport Zone and its governing body, The Metropolitan Clark Freeport Zone Authority, replacing Clark Development Corporation”, which was filed by Lazatin on June 8, 2011 and is currently pending approval from the House Committee on Economic Affairs.

“Sa isa pang naging talumpati ni Vice Governor Guiao, sinabi rin niya na kapag naging congressman siya ay isusulong niya ang cityhood ng Mabalacat at ang pagiging unibersidad ng Pampanga Agricultural College,” he said.

Lazatin added: “Nagawa na natin lahat ng sinasabi ni Vice Governor Guiao habang tayo ang nakaupo bilang kongresista, ano pa ang gagawin niya kapag siya ang naupo sa kongreso?”

Republic Act No. 10164, which provides for the conversion of Mabalacat into a component city, was authored by Lazatin and approved by President Benigno Aquino III last May 15, 2012.

House Bill No. 4450, which seeks to convert Pampanga Agricultural College (PAC) into a State University, was filed by Lazatin on July 15, 2010 and was approved on its third and final reading last February 4, 2013. The bill is currently awaiting ratification.

“Ang payo ko kay Vice Governor Guiao ay mag-aral muna siya ng leksyon bago siya magsalita tungkol sa mga gagawin niyang programa kapag siya ay naging kongresista,” Lazatin said.

by: Reynaldo G. Navales
Related Posts with Thumbnails