CORDOVA Mayor Cesar Suan has announced his 10-point agenda for the town as he begins his three-year term as local chief executive.

During his inaugural speech outside the Municipal Hall on Friday, July 1, 2022, Suan said his agenda includes infrastructure development; health and sanitation; support for all activities of women, LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer), single parents, fraternities, sororities, senior citizens, persons with disabilities (PWDs), and the religious sector; disaster preparedness; youth and sports; environment and business; peace and order; tourism and education; and basic services.

For infrastructure, Suan plans to finish the circumferential road and demolish the old market in Barangay Poblacion and turn it into a roundabout to ease traffic congestion in the town.

Suan also vowed to finish the construction of the new market which was initiated by former mayor Mary Therese Sitoy-Cho in Barangay Catarman.

Suan said he will finish the project with the help of Sixth District Rep. Daphne Lagon and Ako Bisaya Party-list Rep. Sonny Lagon and Cebu Provincial Board Members Glenn Anthony Soco and Thadeo Jovito Ouano. They were all present during the inaugural session of the newly elected officials of Cordova.

Suan also expressed gratitude to Sitoy-Cho for the new market project that is nearing completion.

The new mayor also promised to repair within a year all the barangay gyms that were damaged during the onslaught of Typhoon Odette last December 2021.

Suan said they will also look for ways to solve the leg-deep flooding in Barangay Buagsong.

Health services

The mayor said medical missions will be held every month and additional doctors will be hired.

Suan also assured his constituents of free maintenance medicines for those who have diabetes and high blood pressure which will be distributed in the households through the barangay health workers (BHWs).

His administration is also eyeing to put up an animal bite center that will offer free vaccination for cats and dogs, and free anti-rabies injection for persons bitten by dogs.

In the area of sanitation, Suan said they will buy additional garbage trucks, provide toilet bowls in the barangays, and put up shared toilet facilities in the puroks.

Suan also promised to provide offices for the different religious sectors in the municipal hall and provide activities for the LGBTQ community during Pride Month.

Single parents, women, and PWDs are assured of livelihood under the new administration, said Suan, while sororities and fraternities will be supported by the local government.

Disaster and preparedness

The Suan administration promised to purchase small fire trucks that can pass through narrow roads and install water tanks in far-flung areas of the barangays.

Suan also assured that barangays will be given a generator each along with other equipment to prepare for calamities.

He said assistance during calamities will be given to constituents regardless of political color and even if the calamity has not yet hit the town.

Suan promised to develop the Marine Gilutongan Sanctuary and protect the sea.

Basic services

As they aim to improve Cordova, Suan said they will review the system for faster transactions, particularly in requesting for business permits and electrical permits, among others as they plan to create a one-stop shop.

Under the Suan administration, the release of aid to individuals in crisis situations will be fast as well, he said.

Suan assured the tanods and all barangay employees, including BHWs, that they will soon have an increased allowance.