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2013 poll in Pampanga shapes up between Aquino ally, Pineda

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—Political observers and officials in Pampanga had assumed Governor Lilia Pineda would run uncontested in her reelection bid next year. But that scenario changed on Saturday.

On the 26th anniversary of the People Power Revolution, City of San Fernando Mayor Oscar Rodriguez, an ally of President Aquino and chairman of the League of Cities of the Philippines, signified his willingness to run as governor. He promised to spread in the province the benefits of good governance, which this capital city has reaped in the last eight years.

“Let us serve Pampanga,” the theme of the event on Saturday night, was seen to be his rallying pitch.

But Rodriguez regarded himself as incidental in his 2013 bid. Drawing a lesson from the peaceful citizen-backed military uprising in 1986, he said people, not candidates, should decide the future of the province.


To some 500 community leaders in the province, he threw this challenge: “Show me how far you can take this cause and I shall bet my life on it.”

“Who am I to back out from a fight that means change to our beloved province?” he said.

Pineda welcomed Rodriguez’s plan, saying the people would eventually decide who is fit to lead them.

She said she has put a lot of focus on addressing the health needs of Pampanga residents because those are what the poor people need. “But this does not mean that I neglect education, livelihood and infrastructure programs,” Pineda said by telephone on Sunday.

While Rodriguez served as a court stenographer in the 1970s, he also worked as a leftist labor organizer and went underground after the declaration of martial law.

He studied law while under detention and passed the bar after he was released from prison. He later organized free legal assistance groups and defended victims of human rights violations.

After his stint as provincial administrator, he was elected representative of Pampanga’s third congressional district as a candidate of the late former President Corazon Aquino in 1987. He again ran as representative in 1995 and served three consecutive terms until 2004.


He was among the prosecutors in the impeachment trial of former President Joseph Estrada in 2000 and 2001.

The 2013 fight, Rodriguez said, would not be easy because Aquino’s thrust for transparent and accountable government was at stake, noting that electoral politics mainly runs on money and political patronage.

In the same event on Saturday, former Pampanga Gov. Eddie Panlilio, who lost his reelection bid to Pineda in 2010, asked Rodriguez to run because “we need a governor in the province, a leader in the province.”

“There’s a constituency for reforms,” said Panlilio, a Catholic priest.—Tonette Orejas

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  • http://pedestrianobserver.blogspot.com/ Political Jaywalker

    Oscar Rodriguez is the man to beat the Pineda’s, Internationally recognized mayor Rodriguez vs, the internationally recognized Jueteng este Lilia Pinedas married to the allege jueteng lord Bong Pineda. Easy choice, unless the people of Pampanga are that stupid, then they really deserve the kind of leaders they elect.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWGZY3FRXJBAWBZGRFDYD2RTPQ fred fredito alfred

      how well do you know oca and gov. pineda??

      • isprikitoy

        how well do you know oca and gov. pineda?? kapampangan ka abe?

  • 2rey3

    I-examine lang ang lahat ng SALN ng mga politiko,magkaroon tayo ng napakalawak napakabilis na alectoral reforms dahi marami ang matatanggal at kusang aalis sa pwesto at di natatakbo ulit.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWGZY3FRXJBAWBZGRFDYD2RTPQ fred fredito alfred

      mali ka diyan, hindi aalis sa pwesto ang mga yan dahil nandiyan ang pera and power.gumagastos ng milyones ang mga politico dahil dahil alam nila mas malaki ang payback time. walang politicong yagit diyan,.sige nga sabihin mo akin kung ang politicong pobre diyan?????????????

    • http://twitter.com/dwengonzaga edwin

      umpisahan nyo kay dong gonzales. dapat busisiin din ang SALN niyan.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z7EHDZLFSYBHFP2TRKL633YNOM Geronimo

        Asar ako dun sa mga proyekto ni dong gonzales na mga covered court na may malalaking letra na GMA Cares at Dong Gonzales, wtf kita pati sa Google Earth.

  • GKid

    Whoever Father Ed supports, the people of Pampanga need to support as well, regardless of political affiliation! I hope he gets and accepts a government position since he has proven to be an honorable leader while being Governor. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VUBFBIYFAJOPPP4FP3CKBJ4M6A SOre loser

      If it is between Ed Panlilio and Lilia Pineda, I am for Among Ed…but if it is Oca against Lilia, I will support the dara.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWGZY3FRXJBAWBZGRFDYD2RTPQ fred fredito alfred

    kung ako ang tatanungin , si gov. pineda ang dapat maging gobernador nang pampanga. marami na siyang natulungan ang napatapos na project. ano pa hahanapin sa isang official ng gobryeno na tulad ni gov. pineda. sino na nag naging gov ng pampanga ang tumulong sa mahihirap at maraming project na halos tapos na?? kahit sapung liberal pa ang itatapat kay pineda hindi magagawa ang mga kusang loob at matapat na tungkulin ginampanan ni baby pineda. ta ma po ang sabi nila na walang pang katapat at dapat maging gobernador ng pampanga kundi si  GOV. LILIA (BABY) PINEDA. MABUHAY PO KAYO, GOBERNADORA NANG PAMPANGA

    • http://twitter.com/dwengonzaga edwin

      tanggalin na ang huweteng sa pampanga. kaya lahat ng local officials sa pampanga nakadila lahat sa puwet ng kanilang gobernadora dahil sa huweteng money. 

    • SG0609

      wahahaha…sori hindi ka kapampangan kc walang bakas ng kapampangan ang mga pangungusap mo…mahilig ka siguro sa jueteng…

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jom-Lansang/100000598891244 Jom Lansang

       Ang dapat lang na posisyon ni Pineda ay bilang Social welfare director or something like that.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VUBFBIYFAJOPPP4FP3CKBJ4M6A SOre loser

    NOY, ela keka reng kapampangan…ing teritoryu da reng aquino-cojuangco angga ya mu Bamban..leko me ing lagyu ng DADU Macapagal king Clark, maragul a insultu kareng Pampangueno ita…nya ninu man ing suportan mu maglupa yang pinokyu na pemyalungan mu…kilung me i Pandak ayus mu ita, pero pati Dadu inabe mu, aliwa ng pisasabyan ita tata…Tarlac me patagalan banta sumambut ya!!!

    • isprikitoy

      yaku kapampangan ku pero eya insultu kana ku ita….eheheheheh

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VUBFBIYFAJOPPP4FP3CKBJ4M6A SOre loser

        osimap rugo kapatad, at least atin kang sariling panwalan…ekamu sa makituki king agus, ita karin rerespetu daka. Anggang i PNOY kapampangan ya pero ela PAMPANGUENU! hehehe

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_65XC5RQ2QFE6TDAOXUCTG2LQZ4 Ricky

        makainsulto yapin, mas peburan ne ing lagynbg clark keng diosdado,

    • willylansangan

      obat sisisiyan me ing presidente aliwa naman iya ing milako queng dadu macapagal nunye y luciano

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VUBFBIYFAJOPPP4FP3CKBJ4M6A SOre loser

        Pinsan kung taga Porac (or San Simon), ninu kaya ing amo na ning sasabyan mu…nung ing MMDA Chairman palitan ne ing NAIA at gawan neng MIA pasibayu mabisa ya kaya? Bage alang bina ita nung kareng Pampanguenu ayus mu ita, ayus na rin kanaku…

  • isprikitoy

    dapat e OCA in maging Gobernor….suportahan da ka OCA

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VUBFBIYFAJOPPP4FP3CKBJ4M6A SOre loser

      Makananu kang kapampangan, kasi dapat “i” at ali “e” ampong “suportan” ali “suportahan”

      Tune boses kapampanagan ” dapat ‘i” OCA in maging Gobernor….”suportan” da ka OCA” uyta kapatad ing tuto. 

  • maylah1969

    University of the Assumption survey shows that 59% of the residents of San Fernando City income rose beyond the poverty line threshold due to the economic policies Mayor Rodriguez and city council adopted resulting in businesses investing and trusting the leadership of San Fernando City. Residents enjoyed lifetime income to support their families and lifted their standard of living. His efforts in developing the city into an economic powerhouse is recognized worldwide. Comparatively, Pineda assist people only when they are sick, which is only temporary, after the assistance, poor Kapampangans are still poor. The difference in the philosophy of the two politicians are world apart, Oca act to provide lifetime benefits to Kapampangans thru economic development like progressive cities in the Western world, while Pineda still practices traditional politics that keeps the poor still poor. Migising ka Kapampangan, oras na para sumulong ing kabiayan keti Pampanga. Dakal in obra, datang la reng negosyante mamie obra kekatamung Kapampangan. Vote wisely!!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VUBFBIYFAJOPPP4FP3CKBJ4M6A SOre loser

      Nano kano? Put that survey on public records and cognizance with supporting facts and documents and allow people access to them. Also, state the MEAN income per households within the city as compared to the previous years prior to Mr. Rodriguez’s term. Enumerate each economic policies as you so claimed that resulted to this sudden rise above poverty. Give me just one example and keep it layman just so everyone can understand it. Better yet, enumerate it using the native tongue of the kapampangans instead of using this “Anglo-saxon” language…Convince me, and you will have my support, in Kapampangan of course! What you said is fun to read, but it’s missing the meat and potatoes. Nananu tapa?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VUBFBIYFAJOPPP4FP3CKBJ4M6A SOre loser

      Nukarin la manibat reng negosyanteng datang? Don’t tell me kareng foreign investors uling the constitution only allows 40% ownership anya alang pupuntang mag-invest keti Pilipinas, or don’t tell me kareng Koreans a gagamit taung Filipino para maka-pagbusiness keti kekatamu. Ali daka sasalungatan, buri ku mung abalu ing tutu at nung sakali baka akasaup muku pa. Mayan ing mamiling amanu, anggyang yaku makagawa kung stats anggyang mamanula kumu.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_65XC5RQ2QFE6TDAOXUCTG2LQZ4 Ricky

      tutu ba na ing Univ of Assumption palbug ne? ditak namu mag enrol uling dakal na deng memuklat a skwela na mas masanting at matas kalidad? makalunus ne ing UA. Mitambunan na ne kareng eskwela, eme man damdaman na pilinan de reng magaral.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UTXD7AREVOTMMTTI34VE36XRA Arnold Santos

    Aru kasikan na lub i OCA tagal gobernor, sige tagal ka bang akit mu nung makananu nakang paglampasu i Gov. Lilia Pineda, anyang panahun ng GMA bilib ku keka pero ngeni mabubusit ku keka masyadu ka kasing balimbing, obat mo manyabit ko pamung yellow ribbon keng gapan-olongapo road? masyadu kang sipsip kang Abnoy ne? Patugutan muna ing pamambola mu kekaming kapampangan.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UTXD7AREVOTMMTTI34VE36XRA Arnold Santos

    Malambat ne dapat minasensu ing pampanga, halus ing buong luzon keng pampanga la ngan kukwang balas, madagul lang pera deng akokolekta ning lokal government pero bakit deng perang deta ela mipupunta kareng taung kapampangan? Nung pikakayan agyu tamung manalakad a kalupa naning enchanted kingdom keng bacolor, at least makapag generate yang marakal a obra di ba?  

  • maylah1969

    COA reports the following data by province for 2010:
                    Assets                     Liabilities                       Income:                 Expenses: Bulacan         P4,917,663,148     P1,566,196,688       P3,453,697,206     P3,002,684,148
    Nueva Ecija   P4,301,088,373     P2,330,694,867       P2,253,619,220     P1,943,462,294
    Pampanga   P1,878,954,067     P    979,821,299       P2,468,609,646     P2,305,367,657

    Despite our quarry income, we are only at par with Nueva Ecija who don’t have quarry income. Their income source is agriculture and business. Our neighbor in the north Bulacan is a billion peso higher than us in Pampanga, Source of Bulacan income is generated mostly by manufacturing, services, agriculture, no quarry. Sabian mu kabalen nung nanu ing maragul saup kareng Kapampangan, masyado tamung mig depende keng quarry, alang negosyo o manufacturing o services ing me-create keti Pampanga a dapat mamie obra kareng Kapampangan. Melakuan tamu kareng siping probinsya uling ala tamung economic policy in place para datang la reng manufacturing plant ampong aliwang negosyo nung nukarin mika obra la deng kabalen tamu. Nung  ala pang quarry, lalu tamung kulelat.
    Mayap yang tau y Gov Pineda, pero karas keng negosyo balamu mahina lang palakad para dagul ing kalakal keti Pampanga at dakal la reng mika obra.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VUBFBIYFAJOPPP4FP3CKBJ4M6A SOre loser

      Masanting kapatad ing aisip mung mag-busisi uling bina ababalu da reng tau ing tutu. Pero nanu naman mo kaya ing agyu ng gawan Mayor Rodriguez nung sakali? I Lilia Pineda ikit tane kapasidad anggyang angga ya ka rin. Pero ketang albug a maragul a dinatang karing Southeastern Towns ning Pampanga ni eke man dimdam a lagyu ing Mayor ning San Fernando…Mayor San Luis, San Simon, Apalit, Macabebe, Masantol, Candaba ampo i Lilia ditak nala mu mika-alipunga uli namu ning pamanyaup da kareng miapektuan…Oita ing ikit da reng tau, kapatad, as they say, “to earn your constituents’ trust, you must first win their hearts and minds”…uling reng taung danupan patse dininan mong asan, gang kapilan eraka akalingwan. Ke magpasikat yamo ke ali ing importanting ikit da reng tau, atyu ya’t mekirame…Pero makanyan kapatad ituloy mu sana ing pamag-educate kareng kabalen tamu, ustu ing gagawan mu. Saupan naka tamu sana ning apung guinu.

      Tsaka ing tutu I Among Ed ing sinuportan ku nyang milabas.

      • maylah1969

        Ing University of the Assumption, SF mig year long survey nung nukarin da pegaralan ing poverty kng siudad SF. Ing resulta menibat anyang linukluk ya oini. Ketang eight years ago, libo libo ra reng manakitan below poverty line, kaibat ning eight years karetang libo libong familia pegaralan da, 59% linagpus la keng poverty line and angga man eni, ing SF matas ya income threshold, anyapin darakal la reng businesses manalakad SF. Iti gawa ning masanting a economic policy da reng city council, economic managers lalam ning liderato ng Oca. Nanu ing resulta ning economic policy ning SF, dinakal la reng taung mika obra manibat kareng miyalliwang balen Pampanga. Ing tau nung makapagobra ya, mika dignidad ya, itas ne ing pride na ing papakan na kareng pamilia na manibat keng pawas at daya na. Lifetime ing benepisyong miras keng pamilia, apagaral no pa reng anak na at mayari la keng college mu rin. Compare mu ing dinan meng tinape eni, bukas, makadua danupan ne naman. Y Oca atin yang track record apasulong ing economya ning Pampanga. Worldwide ing recognition kaya uli na ning progreso ning SF. Ing commodity mura king SF uling alang korapsyon keng city government para mag issue business permit. Deng business ipatong da keng producto da, nanuman ing gastos, nung atin payola ipatong da iti keng producto da. Ela datang deng business SF nung ating korapsyon, left and right ing building construction SF, kaluguran, maragul lang chains of business establishment deng mag invest SF.

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        SOre loser wrote, in response to maylah1969:
        Masanting kapatad ing aisip mung mag-busisi uling bina ababalu da reng tau ing tutu. Pero nanu naman mo kaya ing agyu ng gawan Mayor Rodriguez nung sakali? I Lilia Pineda ikit tane kapasidad anggyang angga ya ka rin. Pero ketang albug a maragul a dinatang karing Southeastern Towns ning Pampanga ni eke man dimdam a lagyu ing Mayor ning San Fernando…Mayor San Luis, San Simon, Apalit, Macabebe, Masantol, Candaba ampo i Lilia ditak nala mu mika-alipunga uli namu ning pamanyaup da kareng miapektuan…Oita ing ikit da reng tau, kapatad, as they say, “to earn your constituents’ trust, you must first win their hearts and minds”…uling reng taung danupan patse dininan mong asan, gang kapilan eraka akalingwan. Ke magpasikat yamo ke ali ing importanting ikit da reng tau, atyu ya’t mekirame…Pero makanyan kapatad ituloy mu sana ing pamag-educate kareng kabalen tamu, ustu ing gagawan mu. Saupan naka tamu sana ning apung guinu.
        Tsaka ing tutu I Among Ed ing sinuportan ku nyang milabas.
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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GJRMQKOXQUHCT5LR2XPNCFVUHE ashley

    masating neng tilnan oca ing san fernando. neng kalinis tsaka organisadu. kang oca ku.

  • filipinaskoh

    basta’t ako metung ya ing buri ko mibawasnan ing “WETENG” atlu neng beses keng patinghapon ing bola, makalunus la reng kalulu na maghangad lang mikapera, lalung sasakit ing kabilyanan da, balu ta naman illegal ya ing weteng at ati yang purayit. Pag dakal la reng tinaya keng metung a numero apapalitan de ing linwal. 
    Mikwalta neng mikwalta e lilia pineda uling keng weteng, well atleast before patagu-tagu sila sa bola at iisang bola lang nagyon wala ng tagu-tago.

  • filipinaskoh

    Sore loser

    nakaktiyak ka bang sumama ang loob ng mga kapangpangan sa pagbalik ng Clark na pangalan. Baka sa inyo lang na kapit bahay ni arroyo, malayo sa angeles. 

    Dakal a dakal la reng kapangpangan na ede buri i gloria ne. mipatyempu mu anyang linaban yang congresista ala yang kalaban a masikan, pero nung sakali tinggap neng randy david ing hamon, palage ku mesambut ya i gloria.

  • filipinaskoh

    sinikat ya ing angeles uling keng clark. makasaysayan ya ing clark. balu da ngan pa rin clark ya pa rin ing lagyu na.

  • filipinaskoh

    palage ku kubrador yang weteng siguru.

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      • EstingMagwejueting

        Kong Pepe, Ustu ka pin, atin ya pang 80 kayabe na!!!…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IK4IVRYUABJ2NBFQ7QYJ7WNMLI Ron

    Why can’t you guys do the comments in English so others can join or understand what you are talking about..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KEVLIQM7O6KUMLRXO66SQSOUUM sleepy

    nagsimula na namang dumakdak ang matamis at mapanlinlang na dila ng mga pulitko…ang aga-aga pa e…magtrabaho muna kayo….

  • John_Galt_II

    Hindi ka magtataka kung manalo si Pineda. Puro mga tanga ang botante sa pampanga! Puro mananaya ng jueteng! Jueteng ni Pineda 40×40 or 1:1600 ang odds pero ang bayad 1:700 lang pero ang dami pa ring tumataya! kundi ba naman tanga ang mga yan!

  • EstingMagwejueting

    Maragul a krus ing pusanan na ning kaluguran tamung Mang Oca Rodriguez keng laban 2013. Ikit tamu naman ngan dakal ya pera ing kalaban nung makananu dalang bidburan pera deng Kabalen tamu. Perang menibat mu naman kekatamu, Perang Gobyerno, Perang Balas, Perang Buwis, Pera da reng manaya! Na keng ditak a tatanggapan na ning botante, eda kamalayan libu ing mawawala karela at milyones keng balen da. Kaya ta ngan misawup-sawup at ngeni pamu sabyanan ta nala deng kapamilya, kamg-anak, kaluguran at siping tamung bale. Bumoto lang masalese at aliwa detang mamayad keng boto da deng bubotu da.

    Buri ke mung salese at lumagu ing asenso ning Probinsya kung Pampanga at ning penganakan kung bansang Pilipinas!!! Oca for Governor, 2013 Election!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWGZY3FRXJBAWBZGRFDYD2RTPQ fred fredito alfred


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_44QGTQXFYHNVPNMX453LWBPMXM Opel

    GO OCA! its hard to go against the tide of hweting money, we wish you the best of luck!!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KF2TCBJ2AUC7VIPR3TACWUGITE Rednaxela VD

    Pare pareho lang corrupt yan si Rodriguez at Pineda.  Parehong nagpayaman sa pwesto.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWGZY3FRXJBAWBZGRFDYD2RTPQ fred fredito alfred

    iboto uli si gov.pineda.ibasura ang yellow demons, walang gagawin mabuti LIBERAL PARTY  sa pampanga.. mangagako lang ang mga tapos pagnasa pwesto na di ka na nila kilala. SI LILIA PINEDA ANG BAGAY NA GOV. NG PAMPANGA. MALINIS, MATULUNGIN . MARAMING PROJECT AT MARAMI PANG GAGAWIN SA AGUNLAD NG PAMPANGA..

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