ANGELES CITY, Pampanga – “Hindi sapat sa konseho ang pasayaw-sayaw o ang pagiging magandang babae o lalake”.
“Not that being good-looking is necessarily bad,” said Sangil, “but governance is serious business and you need a whole lot more than just good looks to be effective”.
Sangil said that this is one of the reasons why he considers his running mates in Team Lazatin worthy of a position in the City Council.
“There may only be four of us in Team Lazatin but no member is dispensable and at the end of the day, quality always trumps quantity,” Sangil said.
Sangil was referring to his three fellow candidates in Team Lazatin, incumbent Councilor and lawyer Bryan Matthew Nepomuceno, businessman Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr., and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and lawyer Nino Enriquez.
According to Sangil, if it really comes down to a battle of good looks, Nepomuceno is not only in the running for first place, he also has the edge of being a lawyer under his belt.
Lazatin, on the other hand, has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and is the director of several corporations.
Sangil also said that while there may be hundreds of CPAs and hundreds of lawyers in the city, only a select few are CPA-lawyers like Enriquez.
“I believe that Angelenos are discerning voters and they will see beyond good looks and other frivolities when they make their decision on May 13,” Sangil said.
Aside from being a veteran broadcaster and a former City Councilor, Sangil also served as a representative of the Clark Development Corporation where he participated in the negotiations in the Air Services Agreement with England, Macau and Kuwait.
Sangil also became part of the negotiations in inviting several business, such as United Parcel Services (UPS) and Samsung, to do business in Clark.