Marcos sets Pangasinan visit on Sept. 27
Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has scheduled a visit to Pangasinan on Sunday, Sept. 27, to renew ties with Pangasinenses and feel the pulse of his kailian amid clamor for him to seek the presidency in the 2016 elections.
The junior of former President Marcos, who just turned 58 on Sept. 13, will rally several groups at the Macario Ydia Development Center in this cycling town for nation- building at 1 p.m.
Lawyer Julius Magno, a native of this town and chairman of the Samahan Ilocano International, said Marcos will be received by former Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr., Gov. Amado Espino Jr., Rep. Gina de Venecia, Mayor Bona de Vera Parayno, Vice Gov. Ferdie Calimlim, Vice Mayor Manny Casupang, and other luminaries.
Marcos’ Pangasinan visit is part of his itinerary of the so-called Solid North that began a few weeks back amid calls for him to run for the presidency.
Marcos, who earned the respect of lawyers and political scholars for his brilliant chairmanship of the Senate local government committee that is scrutinizing the provisions of the Bangsamoro Basic Law, will administer the oaths of the charter officers of the Federation of Civil Societies of Mangaldan and five other organizations.
Guia Macmod, president of the Pangasinan Muslims Assembly, a former MILF commander, said Mindanaoans “love Bongbong because he is seriously working on the proposed BBL law with sincerity and competence.”
Marcos has been receiving praises for blocking the Bureau of Customs’ illegal policy of opening balikbayan boxes without any good reason, it was learned.
Before proceeding to the MYDC, the senator will be the guest of the Northern Luzon Media at Trish Hotel in Mangaldan presided by Capitol Post publisher Mita Sison-Duque.
The forum will have DWIZ-Dagupan City manager Orly Navarro, Pangasinan Press Club past president, as moderator.
Gov. Amado Espino Jr. will introduce the senator and induct the officers of the Mangaldan Federation of Civil Societies Inc., headed by Dr. Jose Soriano as president.
The senator will also administer the oath of the new officers of the National Cycling Federation of the Philippines, headed by former Tour of Luzon champion Jesus Garcia Jr.; Federation of Pangasinan Subdivision Homeowners Associations Inc., headed by Daniel “Bong” Palisoc; the President Hotel Breakfast Club, headed by Mita Sison-Duque, chairman, and Cesar Carpio, president; Federation of Free Farmers of Bugallon, headed by Ricardo Cunanan, chairman, and Florencio Fernandez, executive director; Fishpond Owners, Operators and Fisherfolk Association of Dagupan City Inc., headed by Alfredo Dawana, chairman, and Eduardo Maramba, president; Ulopan na Sumisigay Ed Dagupan, headed by Ronnie Cayabyab, president; Samahan ng mga Maliliit na Mangingisda sa Dagupan, headed by Rodrigo “Boy” Estrada, president; Pangasinan Muslims Assembly, and others.