PBA players Asi Taulava and Kiefer Ravena endorse Coach Yeng Guiao's political candidacy
|All out ang suporta ni Kiefer Ravena at Asi Taulava sa pagtakbo ni Coach Yeng Guiao bilang Kongresista sa Pampanga.|
Yeng Guiao is known in the sports world as the head coach of GILAS Pilipinas and NLEX Road Warriors of the Philippine Basketball Association. Did you know that aside from being a sports enthusiast, Coach Yeng Guiao is also running for a political post?
For this year’s election, he is aiming for a congressional seat in Pampanga’s first district that covers Angeles City, Mabalacat City and the Municipality of Magalang. He is trying to get back his seat as he served as congressman for the said district from 2013 to 2016. He was also a Vice Governor from 2004 to 2013. In 2001, he became a board member in the province of Pampanga.
Guaio met some of the bloggers last April 1 at FCL Center in Xavierville Ave., Quezon City.
His advocacy includes the continuous improvement and development of Clark Airport. He claimed that during his term as congressman, he was able to support the development of the said airport thru bills resolution.
“As you know nag dedevelop na ang Clark Airport. There are more flights now there, more tourists. When I was in Congress, we were able to support the development of Clark sa bills resolution. One of the result really is meron bagong terminal ngayon sa Clark. We were initially responsible for the funding of the 2.9 billion pesos siya, bagong terminal. Pina-privatize siya ng government eh but the initial funding is already there. It is already being started,” Guiao said to the press.
He also supports the Central Luzon’s railway construction project also known as the North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) project which will connect Central Luzon, Metro Manila and the Calabarzon region.
Since he is a sports enthusiast, he is also pushing the Clark to be the “Sports Capital of the Philippines”.
“We’ve been pushing for Clark to be the “Sports Capital of the Philippines”. Magiging totoo na ‘yan kasi doon gagawin ang South East Asia (SEA) Games sa December. The facilities are already being built inside Clark. We are thankful with PCTA, PhilSOC (Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee) and POC (Philippine Olympic Committee) for choosing Clark as their venue because that’s what we’ve been pushing for ever since magmula pa noong Board Member at Vice Governor ako hanggang sa makarating kami sa Congress,” added Guiao.
“As a politician you have to be aware of the everyday needs of your constituents: mga tulong sa ospital, mga namamatayan, mga naggagamot, nag da dialysis. Of course we are also putting emphasis on that. Some of our major advocacies are education and health and the protection of the environment.”
If he win, he wants to improve the education system for his district like putting funds to the state colleges and universities in his area.
Also present at the event are NLEX Warriors players Asi Taulava and Kiefer Ravena who also support Guiao’s candidacy.
“Coach Yeng Guiao is very genuine to one another. He says it when you need to improve on. Nowadays we really have to find people who are genuine. In my scenario, it would have been easy for them to let go me but they supported me. It helps leaders who gives you confidence to do your own thing,” said Kiefer Ravena.
|Coach Yeng Guiao of NLEX Road Warriors with his players Asi Taulava and Kiefer Ravena.|
“I am open to help in his campaign. I believe in what he is fighting for, not because he is my coach, but his sincerity. If he gets elected, Pampanga will be benefiting from it,” added Ravena.