Monsour del Rosario energized by supporters’ enthusiasm
MANILA, Philippines — The official campaign period has begun for local candidates nationwide for the May 2019 elections. One of the more interesting cities to watch out for is Makati, where two Binays are running against each other for the top post.
But just as interesting is the vice mayoralty race in that city.
Running for vice mayor under the ticket of Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr. is Monsour del Rosario — the Olympian, the Philippine team’s chef de mission in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, and now House representative for the 1st District of Makati.
During their party’s first motorcade last Saturday, March 30, people cheered Del Rosario as he enthusiastically greeted them from his truck.
At one point, he even came down to be closer to the people on the ground.
“It’s touching to see this kind of enthusiasm from our friends here in Makati,” Del Rosario said. “Some people come to us thanking us for staying in Makati instead of going for a senatorial seat. Some people are also thanking us for having helped them. We cannot forget about them. The people on the ground are the people we must serve. Every candidate must never forget that amidst the political conflicts.”
He has great plans for the people in Makati as vice mayor.
“I will bring the city hall closer to the people,” he said. “My dream for Makati is for it to be first class. First class service is all about ease and efficiency in bringing our programs to the people. First class education is all about the quality of teachers, classrooms, and facilities — not just about shoes. First class in public facilities. First class in peace and order. All of those things we can do with an 18-billion peso budget. The people of Makati deserve every peso in that budget and that’s what we will give them when we win in May.”
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