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This was the statement issued by Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr. in brushing aside persistent clamor by members of the local media for his comments on a recent announcement made by former 5thdistrict congressman Mark Cojuangco declaring his bid for governorship in the 2016 elections.
“Like what I have said in my State of the Province Address (SOPA) last February 10, let us set aside politics first but rather unite, help and support each other for the welfare of Pangasinenses,” the governor said.
The provincial chief executive disclosed that the need to further the cause of genuine progress for Pangasinan is most urgent at the moment.
“Politics will only serve as a setback and can cause rift which will eventually hinder our quest towards the needed development,” Gov. Espino said as he added that it will likewise become a hindrance towards unity.
There are more important things to do now. Politicking will only be a sorry distraction but gazing altogether in a common direction for a better Pangasinan is the best thing to consider, he said.
Governor Espino expressed his deep appreciation to the support and cooperation of his constituents who are one in sharing his dreams and aspirations for Pangasinan.