By Jhon Aldrin Casinas
San Juan City mayoralty candidate Francis Zamora continues to woo voters a week after the official kick-off of his campaign last March 29.
According to his Facebook page, Zamora, son of re-electionist Congressman Ronny Zamora, conducted house-to-house campaigns in Barangay Progreso and Rivera on Friday.
On Wednesday, together with his red shirt-wearing supporters, the former San Juan City vice mayor, walked the streets of Barangay Ermitaño for another house-to-house campaign followed by a caucus.
In an exclusive interview with Manila Bulletin recently, Zamora said his “honesty” is one of his personal characteristics he can offer to the people of San Juan if elected as mayor.
“I am an honest person. I have proven that with my family and with my wife whom I am married to for 18 years,” Zamora, a father of four, said in Filipino.
“That’s my personal characteristic which I believe, will be a big factor on how I will serve the city of San Juan,” he said.
“If I could support my family based on (honesty), we could also do that to our city,” Zamora added.
Zamora is running against Vice Mayor Janella Estrada, whose family—the Ejercito-Estrada clan led by the family patriarch, former president and Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito-Estrada—dominated the political scene in the city for the past five decades.
If elected, Estrada will replace her step-grandmother, outgoing Mayor Guia Gomez who served the city for three consecutive terms.
To end this, Zamora said that the support of San Juaneños who yearn for a “new” San Juan will help him achieve that goal.
“The people really believe in what I fight for—the fight for a new San Juan,” Zamora said.
“That serves as my inspiration to continue the fight and I believe this time, we will truly achieve the change that we really want,” he said.