Mayor Francis Blueboy Nepomuceno of Team Friendship (National People’s Coalition)
The Running mate: Former vice mayor Ricardo Zalamea, M.D.,
His teammates: Raf “Pengot” del Rosario, Jr., Abelardo “Abel” Pamintuan Jr., Rico Suarez-Dizon, Jericho Aguas, Joseph “Alfie” Bonifacio, Atty. Arvin “Pogs” Suller, Rudy Simeon, Dan Lacson, Atty. Brian “Bry” Nepomuceno, and Dinong de Guzman.
“I allow them (opposition and critics) to throw in the punches until they grow tired. Then I stand up and let them throw punches again. When they grow tired again I go back to work and do my best at public service.”
Platform Agenda: Continuation of Programs (Health, Education, Impact Projects, Business Developments)
Mayor Nepomuceno is seeking another term in office. His past term was mark by strak improvements in local governance, impact projects, social programs, employment achievements and tax collection improvement. But his three years also saw to a constant criticism from minority city councilors and tirades from crtics from politics and their allies various sectors. Despite all these, Nepomuceno recognizes the dignity in silence focusing his energies in consolidating allies and programs.
Mayor Nepomuceno says the political noise, movements and tirades are all part of the local dynamics of politics.Nepomuceno is faced with two rivals in the 2010 mayoralty race here, the daunting Balibago Barangay Capatain Tonny Mamac and the returning Secretary Edgardo Pamintuan.
SSP: “Your critics and opponents are saying that you have not done anything in your three years in office, what can you say about this?”
Blueboy: “Actually we are the one who has done a lot for the city. People who say that I have not done anything are surely my opponents. There many things accomplished through my administration, there are roads, improvement of facilities. These are too many to mention, now the question if I haven’t done anything would be answered by the people in May 10.”