Imee1 Sen. Imee distributes Noche Buena packs in Cabanatuan City. Photo by STEVE A. GOSUICO

Vergara hails Sen. Imee for not  forgetting Cabanatuan City

December 18, 2022 Steve A. Gosuico 447 views

CABANATUAN CITY — Vice Mayor Julius Cesar “Jay” Vergara has hailed Senator Imee Marcos for always remembering this city during typhoons and crisis situations, pointing out that this trait of the eldest sister of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has endeared her to his constituents.

“Buhat ng pandemiya di siya nakalimot sa Nueva Ecija, sa Cabanatuan text siya ng text, tawag siya ng tawag, inaalam niya ang talagang kalagayan ng taumbayan, sa bagay na iyon, di ako nagsisisi, dahil nuong 2019 talagang nilakad ko siya si Senator Imee rito, natutuwa nga ako ako at maligaya ako dahil kahit kelan di nakalimot si Senator Imee, at iyun ang pinaka-importante,” Vergara told reporters during the mass giving out of Noche Buena gift packs to some 1,000 beneficiaries at the Wesleyan University-Philippines gymnasium here on Sunday.

The former three-term city mayor-turned-city vice mayor said he puts premium on this “deep relationship” with the “Super Ate Imee ng bayan” saying wealth, extravagance and power may all be gone in this world but this “close relationship with the senator will always remain in our hearts.”

“Sinabi ko nga kanina, relasyon iyon ang pinakamahalaga, lilipas iyang kayamanan, karangyaan, kapangyarihan, lahat na iyan mawawala lahat iyan pero kapagka matitira lang sa iyo ay yung paano ka nakipagkapuwa-tao ay iyon ang pinakamahalaga,” said Vergara, of his “close relationship” with the good senator.

Prior to the giving out of 1,000 Noche Buena gift packs, a total of P1.5-million worth of funds for Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) was distributed by the senator at P3,000 each to some 500 beneficiaries in this city.

Aside from Vice Mayor Vergara, Senator Imee was assisted in the distribution by City Mayor Myca Elizabeth Vergara.

During the 2022 presidential race in this city, President BBM obtained 121,850 votes, cornering 71.31 percent of the total votes as against Vice President Leni Robredo’s 36,339 votes for a 21.27 percent aggregate.

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