Monday, August 19, 2019

100 years of public service

ONCE he gets another term, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña, the standard bearer of the Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK), said he will continue the Osmeña brand of service.

For around 100 years, Osmeña said, they have been serving the public.

“Atong ipadayon. Simbako naay mahitabo nako, naa ta’y agi. Ang kinahanglan sa syudad, management, dili istorya,” he said. (We will continue with our brand of service. If anything should happen to me, I could say I achieved something. What the city needs is management, not just talk.)

The BOPK held a kickoff of their campaign for the May elections on Saturday, March 30, at the Cebu City Sports Center, where the whole slate was introduced.

Councilor Mary Ann de los Santos serves as Osmeña’s running mate.

Among the candidates for councilor in the North District are Councilors Sisinio Andales, Alvin Arcilla, Jerry Guardo and Joy Augustus Young with Nestor Archival, Alvin Dizon, Lea Japson and Marlo Maamo.

Among the candidates in the South District are Councilors Dave Tumulak and Eugenio Gabuya Jr., Roberto Cabarrubias, Rengelle Pelayo, Marie Velle Abella, Michael Gacasan, and Kirk Bryan Repollo and Raul Alcoseba.

During the event, Osmeña narrated the things he accomplished for the City including the P18 billion Isla dela Victoria project in the South Road Properties, the scholarship program, the 24/7 operation of the public library and the assistance to the senior citizens.

Also during the kickoff, the group endorsed the candidacy of Sens. Grace Poe, Sonny Angara and Cynthia Villar.

Poe, Angara and Villar agreed the endorsement would boost their candidacy in the vote-rich province of Cebu.

Osmeña also endorsed for senator his brother, former senator Sergio “Serge” Osmeña III, and aspirant Christopher “Bong” Go, who was represented by celebrity comedian Ai-ai delas Alas.


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