Vice mayor to stay with Pamintuan-A A +A
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
ANGELES CITY -- Vice Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting expressed her full support to Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan as she exhorted city hall employees to rally behind the local government administration’s current and future plans and projects.
The vice mayor made this pronouncement during Monday’s regular flag raising rites at the City Hall.
Vega-Cabigting said she will continue to support and accompany Mayor Pamintuan in implementing the needed services of the Angeleños.
“I will not merely back-up Mayor Pamintuan – I will walk side-by-side with him to see his efforts come into fruition,” the vice mayor said.
She added that their (executive and legislative) cooperation is already a tried-and-tested partnership, which has been ideal in realizing the implementation of several developmental projects that benefit the Angeleños.
“This is the first time I saw an administration fulfill its promises successfully, and I think, the best manifestation of this is the establishment of the City College of Angeles (CCA), the improvement of the Ospital ning Angeles (ONA) through the Renal Care Unit and extension services such as the MediKalinga’s free minor surgery,” she said.
“Having them is actually like a dream come true for our citizens,” Vega-Cabigting said.
For his part, Pamintuan said his sound partnership with the vice mayor, who acts as the presiding officer of the City Council, becomes a conduit for the efficient and effective delivery of services to the people.
“We will not be able to do the things that we were able to do if not for the tremendous support of our City Council. Angeles wouldn’t also be given several awards and belong to the top 13 highest performing local government units in the Philippines if we aren’t doing our job right,” Pamintuan said.
The mayor also stressed that City Government officials, employees, and even the masses shouldn’t be confused by the early “political noise that hounded the city’s political climate.”
“It seems that the campaign has started early for next year’s election, but we shouldn’t be distracted by such – our job is to deliver the services needed by the people, and it’s what we are primarily focused on,” Pamintuan said.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on September 18, 2012.