PAMPANGA

Pangan: Best practices

At Close Range

ALMOST all of the local government units (LGUs) in our country encounter huge problems in garbage disposal and environment cleaning as well as in traffic monitoring, enforcement and management.

But not Mexico town and the City of San Fernando, headed by dynamic leaders Teddy Tumang and Edwin “EdSa” Santiago, respectively, who frequently innovate and think out of the box to keep their areas from stagnating as is prevalent in other towns and cities.

It would be remembered that Tumang once held the position of mayor, then rested a while, and reclaimed it.

For his part, EdSa has maintained a new flawless service record which could be his best rallying point should he set his sights for reelection. Good deeds deserve a reprise.

It was reported that Mexico town has acknowledged and rewarded the cleanest barangays in three categories-small, medium and large and the monetary rewards may constitute incentives for the winning barangays to go on with their fine work. Though the rewards are not the sole motivating factor for barangays to excel. It is inherent in their charters that they should strive to excel in their respective areas.

In the case of Mexico, sustained evaluations and monitoring are being done to ensure that the winning barangays deserve their recognition and awards.

As for the City of San Fernando, strict traffic enforcement and monitoring is in high gear and hefty fines and penalties for violators of traffic laws are being imposed to make the city streets orderly and provide commuters and motorists hassle-free movement.

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Over at Clark Development Corporation, I was given data by Noel Tulabut, the very accommodating head of the Communications Division on the number of locators-1,167; workers-135,502; exports-$4.85B and total investments-P154.6B.

The revenues of the state-owned firm for the last three years is equivalent or even more than that earned for the period 1993-2014 (before Noel Manankil's tenure as President and CEO and who assumed the post in 2016 only).

The best practices are obvious and palpable at CDC with Manankil at the helm as he is a hands-on management man and works thoroughly and passionately at the firm.

Regarding the Build, Build, Build program of the administration, CDC antedates this program as it had one way before and is still building infrastructure to improve its facilities and more.

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Belated birthday greetings to Ethel Garcia Infante, admin staff of SunStar. Ethel is prompt in her work and delivers satisfactorily.


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