Oca: CSF programs to continue with Santiago-A A +A
Thursday, October 18, 2012
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — Mayor Oscar Rodriguez expressed optimism that Vice Mayor Edwin Santiago would be able to continue the programs started by his administration on education, employment, livelihood and solid waste management, among others, if the latter is given a chance to serve as city mayor.
The mayor said Santiago had a wealth of management experience in the private sector and has been a long-time public servant, making him one of the most qualified mayoralty candidates in the city.
He added that Santiago understands the programs started by his administration.
“He was part of most of our programs. One reason why we support him is because we see the continuity of our programs under his watch,” Rodriguez added.
Santiago is currently the Liberal Party’s official candidate for the mayoralty race here in 2013, battling it out with former Mayor Rey Aquino. Santiago earlier pledged to continue the programs of Rodriguez at the grassroots including livelihood, food production and a sustainable tourism program for the city.
Rodriguez said he hopes to see Santiago pursue the further development of the City College and the employment program of the city.
It could be remembered that the Public Employment Services Office (Peso) of this city bagged the hall of fame award during the 12th National Peso Congress at the Baguio Country Club in Baguio City.
The award came after Rodriguez was named as the Lingkod Bayan awardee and Peso manager; and Community Affairs Division head Donny Sayre was named as the PagAsa awardee by the Civil Service Commission of the Philippines (CSC) recently. (Ian Ocampo Flora)
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on October 18, 2012.