New Pampanga governor calls for support, unity

PAMPANGA. Governor Dennis "Delta" G. Pineda poses with Angeles City Mayor Carmelo "Pogi" Lazatin Jr. and First District Congressman Carmelo "Jon" Lazatin II during a recent thanksgiving party at Grand Pallazo Royal, Angeles City. The event also coincided with the birthday of former congressman and Angeles City Mayor Carmelo "Tarzan" Lazatin. (Photo by Chris Navarro)

GOVERNOR Dennis G. Pineda has called on elected officials, sectoral groups, and citizens to work for the development of Pampanga by supporting his administration.

At the same time, Pineda vowed to promote unity and cooperation among the various sectors in the province.

He said his call for unity will make Pampanga a much safer, peaceful and more progressive province.

The new governor vowed to continue the quality and honest services that his mother, now Vice Governor Lilia Pineda, brought to the provincial government in her nine years in office as governor.

"Ang lahat ng ito po ay maisasakatuparan sa pagkakaisa, sa pagbabayanihan nating lahat, ng mga kaibigan nating congressmen, Vice Governor Nanay, mga board memners, mayors, vice mayors, mga konsehal, pati na rin ang mga barangay at SK officiala, iba-ibang sangay ng gobyerno, business sector, hanggang sa mga mamamayan sa komunidad," said the governor, the 14th since World War II, in his inaugural address on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at the Laus Events Centre here.

He considered it a big challenge as well as honor to continue his mother's legacy.

"Nakilala po si nanay sa kanyang people-centered government na nagbigay ng prayoridad sa mga may sakit at sa edukasyon," the 45-year-old governor said. "Nadama po ng ating mga cabalen ang kalinga ng tunay na ina sa ilalim ng pamumuno ni Nanay Gob."

While he promised to continue his mother’s legacy, Pineda said he will also bring in new ideas to his brand of governance.

His administration will continue to upgrade the capacities of Pampanga residents to prepare for disasters and make tourism a thriving industry while advocating for modern and sustainable agriculture.

Pineda said focus on the province's economic development will be guided by the Pampanga Megalopolis Plan, which was drafted at the initiative of House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, former President.


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