City: Interests of Fernandinos above all-A A +A
Monday, March 18, 2013
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Members of the fourth City Council of San Fernando said on Monday that their most recent award as the Philippines’ best Sangguniang Panlungsod -- the Hall of Fame distinction -- is due to their “common ground taking the interests of Fernandinos above all.”
In turning over the award to the City Government, Vice Mayor Edwin Santiago said the concerted effort of councilors Alex Patio, Noel Tulabut, Reden Halili, Ruping Dumlao, Ayzel Macalino, Ruping Dumlao, Lito Ocampo, Arnel Sicat, Ato Agustin and Philippine Councilors Leaguer-Pampanga Chapter president Dein Henson, in crafting and passing essential legislative measures was the “driving spirit” behind the success of the august body.
Mayor Oscar Rodriguez agreed and said that despite the members’ varying political affiliations, the City Council was able to achieve its goals and deliver results to Fernandinos.
Patio and Tulabut, majority and minority leaders, respectively, both described their sessions in the plenary as “full of debates and arguments” since they consider Fernandinos on proposed measures and every legislation passed.
“The landmark legislation in education, health, environment, infrastructure and other measures are for Fernandinos. We also have been supported by our fellow city officials as we seek to make the city truly a habitat of human excellence. The award belongs to the people of San Fernando because it is their trust and confidence in us that moves us all. We thank them so much for that,” Lazatin said. (Jovi T. De Leon)
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on March 19, 2013.