SUPPORTERS of former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile on Monday gave him a rousing welcome during the Pampanga stop of his nationwide campaign.
Enrile, who is vying for a fifth term in the Senate, first stopped at the Pampanga Provincial Capitol in San Fernando City where he was the only senatoriable guest during their flag raising ceremony and made a courtesy call on Gov. Lilia Pineda and other local officials.
This was followed by a motorcade passing through San Fernando, Bacolor, Guagua, and Lubao. The former senator then joined senatorial candidate Atty. Glenn Chong and Jolo Revilla, representing former Senator Bong Revilla, as well as House Speaker Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in a caucus.
To cap the day, Enrile – at 95 – showed no signs of stopping as he walked house-to-house for the campaign.
“I thank Speaker Arroyo, Gov. Pineda and the officials of Pampanga for joining me and for the people of Pampanga who showed overwhelming support today,” Enrile shared on the sidelines of the caucus.
“One of my advocacies if elected will be to decongest the nation’s capital by creating thriving economic centers in other areas through tax incentives. With the new projects being done in Pampanga, this is the perfect place to give incentives for new businessmen to put up their businesses here instead of in Metro Manila,” the veteran lawmaker said, adding:
“We’re not only addressing the traffic situation in Manila, but also creating new jobs for Pampanga residents so that they don’t have to seek employment in the Metro.”
The four-term senator earlier stated that his platform also includes consumer protection, improvement of telecommunication services, and a thorough study of the energy sector.