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Governor of Pangasinan Candidates, 2013

On this page is the list of governor of Pangasinan candidates in the coming May 13, 2013 elections. Profiles of candidates for governor of Pangasinan, mock vote, and other info are also available here. You can also cast your vote for the gubernatorial candidates in our poll embedded below.

Pangasinan Capitol Building

Capitol Building of Pangasinan in Region I | Photo grabbed from Wikipedia.org

Two gubernational candidates of Pangasinan are running for the May 13, 2013 elections. Incumbent governor Amado Espino, Jr. is running for reelection. His opponent is incumbent Alaminos City Mayor Hernani Braganza.

Pangasinan is one of the provinces of Region I. Its capital city is Lingayen. Pangasinan is located on the western area of the island of Luzon along the Lingayen Gulf and South China Sea.

It is composed of 1 independent city, 3 component cities, 44 municipalities, 6 congressional districts, or 1,333 barangays or 1,364 barangays including independent city. As of 2007, Pangasinan is composed of 2,645,395 Pangasinan, Iloco, Bolinao, Tagalog, and English speakers.

Alaminos is home to the Hundred Islands National Park, the very first national park in the Philippines. It is also the heart of Western Pangasinan, its center of commerce, finance, education, industry and services.

Profile of governor of Pangasinan Candidates for May 2013 Elections

Hernani A. Braganza

Hernani A. Braganza, one of the governor of Pangasinan candidates, 2013 | Photo grabbed from alaminoscity.gov.ph

Hernani A. Braganza is the current Mayor of the City of Alaminos, the City of Hundred Islands in Ilocos, a former Representative of the 1st District of Pangasinan to the 10th Philippine Congress and former Secretary of Agrarian Reform from February 12, 2001 January 15, 2003.

He went to Alaminos Central School during his primary education but finished it at Claret School of Quezon City, where he also finished his secondary schoolyears. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History- Political Science at De La Salle university (DLSU) in 1984.

Hernani started his career in politics as a municipal councilor of Alaminos, Pangasinan in 1988. Then he became Consultant for Political Affairs under Vice-Governor Ranjit Shahani. Eventually, he won a seat in Congress as Representative of the 1st District of Pangasinan.

Amado T. Espino, Jr.

Amado T. Espino, Jr., one of the governor of Pangasinan candidates, 2013 | Photo grabbed from pangasinan.gov.ph

Amado T. Espino, Jr. is the present governor of the province of Pangasinan. He is a visionary leader who has a deep sense of love for his province and for his people.

When the surroundings and the buildings of the Capitol Complex were full of clutters, reeking with foul smell and the buildings were drab and worn out, he told the provincial employees about three years ago that he will make the Pangasinan Capitol as the best in the country. There was a lukewarm response.

After that speech, he buckled down to work, renovating and reconstructing not only all the buildings inside the capitol complex, but also the Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center, the 14 provincial government-run hospitals, and the seven agricultural field stations.

Not long after, all facilities of the provincial government sported a new look, amazing anybody who sees it.
Now, the Capitol is considered as the best capitol in the country, and probably one of the best in the world. The provincial hospitals are now at par with, if not better than, private hospitals in Pangasinan in terms of overall ambiance and personal care and attention to patients, especially the poor.

The notion that government projects are sub-standard is no longer true. Under the leadership of Governor Amado T. Espino Jr., the provincial government provides first-rate public service and implements projects with world class standard.

Definitely, he has restored in just a few years the dignity of the officials of Pangasinan including the rank and file employees. Endowed with a heart of a champion, he has always aspired to be number 1.
He has made Pangasinan number 1 nationwide in PhilHealth Universal Enrolment for indigents. From a stunted economic growth, Pangasinan has become one of the country’s most business-friendly provinces, setting the province for the long overdue economic take off.

From being erased in the tourism map, Pangasinan has been transformed as a destination of choice in northern Luzon with the most number of tourists in Region I.
Even when he was in the military service, he was the most decorated soldier even capturing top communist and NPA leaders with only a 14-man team.As a police officer, he became the best provincial commander twice in a row and later as the best regional director.

As a congressman of the second district of Pangasinan, he was awarded as one of the most outstanding congressmen authoring five bills that became landmark laws of the land.

A man of action, our speaker continues to find ways of making Pangasinan clean, orderly, alluring and prosperous.
He dreams that Pangasinan will regain its glory many decades ago as the best province in the country.With his political will, unshakable faith and innovative mind — this dream has become mission possible.

No wonder, in his re-election bid as governor in the last elections, he won overwhelmingly in all the 44 towns and 3 cities of the province with a historic margin of over half a million votes against his opponent who lost for the first time in an election.

Sources: wikipedia.org, wikipilipinas.org, alaminoscity.gov.ph, pangasinan.gov.ph

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