HOMETOWN FOLKS EAGERLY WELCOME GORDON
Thousands of Olongapeños lined-up the streets and cheered for Bagumbayan party standard bearer Richard Gordon and his running mate, Bayani Fernando recently as the candidates for the top national posts convoyed around the city’s key areas.
“Umaga pa lamang ay handa na ako at ang mga kasama ko sa Balikatan Ladies of Olongapo Movement upang salubungin si Senator Richard Gordon. Isang karangalan para sa amin na muling makita at makasama ang lider naming mga volunteers,” said Ellen Alba, 50, of Gordon Heights.
“Dalawang araw pa lang bago dumating sina Senator Gordon ay ikinabit ko na ang aking mga tarpaulin at posters sa harap ng aming bahay upang ipakita sa Bagumbayan Party ang aking pagsuporta,” Almira Capistrano of West Bajac-Bajac, related.
The “transformers” as Gordon and Bayani call themselves met with their Bagumbayan party counterparts in the city-the Gordon Straight Ticket (GST) led by Mayor James “Bong” Gordon Jr. and Olongapo First Lady and Zambales Vice-Governor Anne Marie Gordon, who is now running for the congressional seat of the province’s first district.
“Dick Gordon, is definitely the country’s best hope to lead us to progress and stability for the next years,” said Mayor Gordon at the program held at the Rizal Triangle after the parade. “And I am not just saying that because he is my brother but because he has already proven his skills and ability, administratively as first chairman of SBMA, executively as former mayor of Olongapo, as Secretary of Tourism and as Chairman of the Red Cross and as a top-notch legislator as senator. Ano pa ang hahanapin natin sa kanya? Dick Gordon is the full package and teamed up with Bayani Fernando, siguradong sigurado na ang ruta ng progreso para sa isang Bagumbayan, “ wika pa ni Mayor Gordon.
Meanwhile, to demonstrate their support to the transformers, Olongapeño followers joined Gordon and Bayani as the caravan proceeded to Zambales.