San Pedro: TJ Will Win-A A +A
Check and Balance
Sunday, June 10, 2012
LAST May 11, Vice President Jejomar Binay lauded Capas Mayor TJ Rodriguez for being an “outstanding local chief executive of Capas.”
Binay noted that TJ’s “foresight and leadership contributed much to the exemplary performance of your municipality. With these virtues in the leaders of Capas, I am confident only great things will come your way.”
“I hope you will continue to uphold effective governance in your municipality. I also hope your success will inspire neighboring towns to follow your lead in promoting public service that is transparent and accountable.”
Binay saw the concrete changes in Capas under the leadership of Rodriguez who has maintained transparency from day one in office. All charges leveled against him by glib-talking political opponents are just baseless and unfounded and will not hold water.
During his first 10 months in office, Rodriguez facilitated the release of 3,000 land titles to the poor residents of O’Donell Resettlement, which had been denied them since 1991. Binay witnessed for himself the awarding of land titles in Barangay Navy Resettlement and Barangay Estrada and the efforts exerted by TJ to pursue the low-cost housing projects for the residents of Capas.
Hundreds of Capasenoin Barangays Sto. Domingo I and II, Talaga, Sto. Rosario, Dolores and Cubcub, Cutcut I, among others, have benefited from the housing projects.
Rodriguez has also brought change in the various sectors such as agriculture, health, peace and order, education, social welfare, livelihood, infrastructure, tourism, sports and cultural development, poverty alleviation and so on.
After more than 30 years, the land where local government of Capas is located had been officially transferred to the municipality after Rodriguez facilitated the release of the land titles, something that former Capas mayors had not done.
Rodriguez’s “Bayung Capas” had been anchored on concrete results – not lip service.
“Last week, I had a few hours with the affable Capas local executive who reaffirmed his support for the ongoing development in the Clark International Airport,” Rodriguez said.
He said the development of the Clark airport and the increasing volume of passengers, which already reached over 490,000 in the first five months of this year, will further bring positive change not only in Clark but to its encompassing areas such as Mabalacat, Angeles City, Porac, all in Pampanga; and Bamban and Capas, both in Tarlac.
Rodriguez said the entry of new investments in the Clark airport will generate jobs and will end the cycle of joblessness. Some of the workers hired by AirAsia Philippines had come from Capas and nearby Concepcion, in Tarlac. Fresh graduates from Tarlac are now flying to all corners of Asia and had the chance to visit Paris, France as cabin crews of AirAsia Philippines.
Rodriguez encouraged other airlines to locate in the Clark airport because the “future of the aviation industry is here.”
“Aside from its two parallel runways, Clark airport still have the available land to develop and its proximity to Manila and other provinces will allow for a seamless travel,” he said.
“The development of the Clark airport will redound to the development of adjacent communities. We should not drive away investors, we should encourage them to come to Clark, the next big thing in the aviation industry,” he said.
TJ will win a reelection.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on June 11, 2012.