SAGAY City Mayor Alfredo Marañon III urged the Sagaynons to stay united and be responsible citizens as he took his oath of office for his third term as the city mayor during the 23rd Charter Anniversary celebration held at the Taliambong gym on June 11, 2019.
He encouraged his fellow Sagaynons to do their share in sustaining the continued progress and development of their city.
“All our dreams and aspirations for progress and prosperity can be achieved if we stay united and do our share as responsible citizens. Sagay City can only become better if we acknowledge our shortcomings and work hard to provide long-lasting solutions,” he said.
Mayor Thirdy Marañon will serve his third term while his father Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. will retire from public office on June 30, 2019, after serving the people in various elective positions for more than four decades.
Governor Marañon, being the guest speaker of the Charter Day celebration, administered the oath of office of Vice Mayor Narcisso Javelosa, Jr. and the 10 elected councilors of Sagay City.
The newly-elected councilors are Arthur Christopher D. Marañon, Georgie S. Javelosa, Perfecto B. Marañon, Rodnel H. de los Reyes, Miller V. Serondo, Roldan A. Gamao, Concepcion O. Javellana, Felisa de la Cruz, Milagros A. Mainit, and Sherden A. Sy.
Meanwhile, Second District Representative Leo Rafael Cueva, a relative of the mayor, also took his oath of office before Regional Trial Court Judge Reginald Fuentebella.
Mayor Marañon said he will work on his various priority projects such as the completion of A.E. Marañon Sr. District Hospital, Ecozone, expansion of the P154 million-Sagay Feeder Port, establishment of slaughterhouse for cattle, carabao, and small ruminants, and construction of Rural Health Unity, Sagay City Livestock Farm, Macahulom Reef Watchtower, more farm to market roads and bridges.
He also presented to the constituents his administration’s achievements during his previous term in the areas of agriculture and veterinary services, infrastructure, education, sports, economic enterprise, health services, nutrition, peace and order, culture and the arts social services, and tourism.
Marañon also said that he is grateful for the support and cooperation of the Sagaynons, the police, national government agencies, schools, and other stakeholders.
“I don’t believe that infrastructure alone defines true progress. We need to develop our people and continue to work on inclusive growth while maintaining a sound biodiversity,” he said.
On the other hand, Congressman Cueva promised to refocus his legislative efforts to raise the moral standards in public service by levelling up the foundation of good governance.
Vice Mayor Javelosa also said that as Sagay unfolds a new chapter, he urged its citizens to be resilient and dedicated to working for the good of the city.
During the ceremony, Service Awards were also given to outgoing Sangguniang Panlugnsod Members, Donato D. Maranon, Jose A. Frange, and Santiago D. Bitera, who served the city for three consecutive terms.
Top taxpayers in Sagay City in 2018 were also honored during the event, where Mayor Marañon, Vice Mayor Javelosa, and City Treasurer Juvy Pinonggan presented plaque of recognition to the top taxpayers.
For single proprietorship, these include the Yaplane Trading, LGAA Enterprises, New Sagay Hardware, AY Trading and CCAC Enterprises.
For corporations, the top five awardees are Mercury Drug Store, Goldstar Farm Trading, Lopez Sugar Corporation, Sagay Central Inc., and Lopue’s Sebastian Corporation.