MEXICO - Some 2,000 supporters of reelectionist Representative Aurelio "Dong" Gonzales (3rd District, Pampanga) attended the thanksgiving mass offered by the lawmaker for his supporters and allies.
attended the mass with wife Beth at the Saint Monica Parish
here with Father Homer Policarpio as main celebrant.
"We started our campaign with a prayer and it is fitting to cap it with a thanksgiving mass to remember and offer to the Lord the sacrifices of our leaders and supporters in the whole campaign," Gonzales
said, adding that the remaining days of the campaign will be all up to his
supporters in the various towns and one city under his
speech, the lawmaker said that he
was able to refrain from using dirty tactics and black propaganda even if his
critics were relentlessness in bashing him and his
achievements in local governance during their campaign sorties.
added that he
will never stoop down to the level of using lies and deception just to gain sympathy from voters.
is known for authoring two landmark legislations, namely Republic Act (RA) 9505, otherwise known as Dong's Law, which provided for the continued and comprehensive rehabilitation of the town of Bacolor from the devastation it suffered as a result of the Mt. Pinatubo eruption in 1991, and RA 9832 for the conversion of the Don Honorio Ventura School of Arts and Trade
into the Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University
program includes the sending of some 45,000 scholars to school under the Iskolar ng Dong Program that aids students in college, high school, elementary and pre-school in their educational expenses.
"I would rather stick to presenting my track record and achievements to the people.
I, in turn, urged the people of the district to evaluate us according to performance.
What I have done in six years they can compare to what my opponents have done in their decade long stay in power," Gonzales
will be attending masses offered by his
other supporters in Arayat and City of San Fernando before the opening of polls this Monday.