Legacy of Leadership Transcends Gender

“THE Legacy of Leadership Transcends Gender” this best describe the daughter of former Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim as she plans to follow the footsteps of her father to the Manila City hall.

Cristina “Christy” Lim-Raymundo is no stranger to politics and public service as she heads the NGO Lingap ng Inang Manilenyo (LIM). As the daughter of the “Dirty Harry of the Philippines” she vouch to rid the city of its criminals and illegal activities for like her father she believes that for a city to be progressive it has to be safe and secured.

 She is running under the Partido ng Demokratikong Reporma (REPORMA) of Senators Panfilo Lacson and Tito Sotto. Aiming to become the first female Mayor of manila she will follow the footsteps of her late father and it was the wish of his father’s supporters for her to follow the legacy of then Mayor Alfredo Lim.

She will focus more on Health, Education and Peace and Order also she will focus on the basic necessities of the people of Manila in cooperation with her organization that empowers the Mothers of Manila. ///MJ Olvina-Balaguer, +639053611058, maryjaneolvina@gmail.com and konekted@dzmjonline.net DZMJ ONLINE MAKABULUHANG JORNALISMO YOUR HAPPINESS CHANNEL

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LOPEZ VOTING BLOC IN MANILA GOES BBM

Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) presidential aspirant Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr., has gained another support from a prominent POLITICAL BLOC in Manila led by the son of the late mayor Mel Lopez, Jr.

A lawyer by profession, Alex Lopez is the official mayoralty candidate of the PFP in Manila.

He personally took his oath as party member  on Wednesday at the BBM Headquarters in Mandaluyong City.

Lopez said he will formally file his certificate of candidacy on Friday under the Comelec ‘rules of substitution’ from mayoralty candidate Calvin Punzalan.

His running-mate is actor Raymond Bagatsing.

Atty. Lopez said he has chosen to endorse Marcos because of his track record and credibility as a unifying leader.

“Dahil nakikita ko ang Pilipinas ay panahon na para ibalik natin ang sigla at vision ng pag-asenso. Ang pag-ahon ng Pilipinas ay nasa kay Bongbong,” said Lopez as he vowed to deliver the majority votes in Manila this coming May 2022 national elections.

Manila has about one million registered voters.

During the 2016 national elections, the Lopez voting bloc in the capital city supported the candidacy of Marcos for vice-president.

Alex is the eldest son of Mayor Mel, while Sara is the daughter of former Vice President Salvador ‘Doy’ Laurel.

Both VP Laurel and Mayor Mel were known opposition leaders during the Martial Law era, but their political bias apparently hasn’t been passed on to the next generation.

“This is to bury the ghost of the past for progress and reconciliation,” he added.

“Nakikita ko ang pagbabago kay BBM. He has the vision. He has the training. He has the dedication and BBM has a very good heart and he has the vision for a better Philippines,” stressed Lopez.

Lopez expressed that whatever mistakes there may have been in the past can now be corrected because of BBM’s apparent kindness of spirit and love of country.

“He’s seeing the mistakes of the past and with all of these, I think it can bring a bright future to the country,” said Lopez.

PFP Chair and Standard-bearer Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr. officiates the oath-taking rites for Manila mayoralty bet Alex Lopez at the Party’s headquarters in Mandaluyong City. Photo shows BBM (left) and Lopez (center) with PFP president and South Cotabato Gov. Rey Tamayo, Jr. (right)

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Cebu City, other urban hubs, center of country’s future development — BBM

Recognizing the importance of Cebu province in the recovery of the country’s economy, Presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. told Cebuanos that big urban hubs like Cebu City will be the center of development in the future.

“I think we can always count on Cebu na maging hub ng economic development,” Marcos said.

The Partido Federal ng Pilipinas standard-bearer said he has already a lot of plans for the province being the center for commerce in the Visayas region. Marcos said he is planning to continue the development his father, former President Ferdinand Marcos, Sr., made, recalling the creation of the Mactan Export Processing Zone which he said is one of the main drivers of progress in Cebu’s economy.

“If you remember, one of the main drivers of the progress of the economy in Cebu is the development of the port and I think we can continue that. Cebu is still the economic center of the Visayas and in some areas, it’s actually the economic center of the Philippines, so we must continue the development,” he said.

“The big urban hubs will be the center of development in the future so Cebu being so prominent will certainly be a major part of that. It’s important that Cebu is part of the plan because it has always had an entrepreneurial tradition. Cebu has a strong entrepreneurial spirit that we can take advantage of in making better deals with public-private sectors sharing,” Marcos said.

The Presidential aspirant stressed that Cebu will play a major part in the recovery of the economy that suffered due to the COVID-19 pandemic that’s why he also sees the need to address their problems which he said is “national in nature” like traffic, infrastructure, power and the pandemic itself.

Aiming for a unifying leadership, Marcos said he cannot address the problems alone that’s why he will work with the local government to further develop the province to be able to return to its prominence, not just as the second city next to Manila but as the former capital.

“We will have to work with LGUs to see what it is they plan to do when the time comes. Hopefully that we will be able to make some changes,” he said.

Marcos assured Cebuanos that he will do everything he can for them.

“I will serve the country at may kasabihan na ‘pag tumaas ang tubig, lahat ng barko tumataas din. Pataasin natin ang Pilipinas, at isa sa unang lungsod sa Pilipinas na aangat ay ang Cebu,” he said.-30-