Ramon Guico III: Flying High

Original Story from: MB Publications - Cruising Magazine by Johannes L. Chua, November 13, 2008

When we were invited to Binalonan, Pangasinan, a town in the middle of two major cities (Urdaneta and Baguio), we were pleasantly surprised to be welcomed by Vice Mayor Ramon Guico, III. The town’s mayor is his father, Ramon Guico, Jr., who is also the president ofthe League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP). The younger Guico, only 32 years old, was dressed casually in polo, jeans and sneakers that afternoon. You wouldn’t know from first impression that he is one of the town’s top officials. But when you start to talk to him about the tourism potentials of Binalonan, Vice Mayor Guico will relate to you his vision effortlessly - and with a passion that’s not only driven by youth but by a heart that is molded by public service.

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Binalonan, The Next University Town

Original Story from: MB Publications - Cruising Magazine by Chris A. Datol, November 11, 2008

The country’s “next university town” will not just be a sleepy municipality that travelers will need to pass by to reach Baguio and other northern regions. As of late, progressive development is flourishing around this side of eastern Pangasinan, with a definitive thrust towards education as the key factor to spur tourism and investment potentials.

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