Pamintuan vows innovative, creative governance-A A +A
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
ANGELES City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan vowed that his administration will be more innovative and creative in governance if he succeeds in his re-election bid.
The mayor even stated that he will sustain the implementation of his Contract with Angeleños (CWA) with new and bigger components.
“Innovation and creativity shall be the hallmark of my next administration, if given a new mandate. We have to go beyond our comfort zones, dare to do the extraordinary,” he said in a speech before the Rotary Club of Kuliat.
Pamintuan’s CWA is an eight-point program that covers education, health, social services, environment and other issues.
He also cited the awards and recognition from prestigious national and international institutions that were given to Angeles City and to him during the last two years.
Pamintuan also said that his administration has “walked the talk” insofar as containing corruption is concerned.
He cited a nationwide survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) late last year, wherein Angeles City scored the lowest at 27 percent among seven highly urbanized areas in the country on corruption incidence involving the local government based on the perception of the business community.
Pamintuan also said his administration has been into some strategic moves that would eventually boost business, the economy of the city, create more jobs and stir greater economic activity among our people.
“We are seriously working on developing our human capital, which includes the establishment of the City College of Angeles that offers market-driven courses and training to students and local manpower, to help fill the gaps in the personnel and manpower requirements of the business sector,” he said.
“Our city being essentially tourism and service oriented whose economy is largely consumer driven, we have also been seriously working on developing a brand and a character for Angeles, from which we should anchor our development efforts. I believe these efforts shall impact on the investments and expansion plans of the business sector,” he added.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on March 13, 2013.