CAGAYAN de Oro City Council is mulling to amend a resolution sponsored by a minority bloc councilor on the adoption of President Benigno Simeon Aquino's slogan "Kung Walang Corrupt, Walang Mahirap" in the city.

Councilor Ramon Tabor, chairman committee on laws and rules, said they are willing to amend Roger Abaday's resolution as they are set to review the proposal during next week's session.

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The council earlier junked the proposal, but Tabor said they will request Abaday to revise his proposal and "make it generalized since his main purpose is more on personal matters."

He said with the revised proposal, the committee will then request Mayor Vicente Emano to issue an executive order for its implementation and adoption.

Based on Abaday's proposal, the slogan should be implemented in all offices of the City Government, including the barangay level.

Abaday said the slogan's adoption and implementation would serve as a deterrent to any form of corruption by executive officials and employees of the city, barangay and national offices stationed in the city.

The slogan, according to Abaday, would be printed in any medium, such as streamers and stickers, and should be posted or displayed inside the bulletin boards of every office, public vehicles and in conspicuous public places in the city.

However, Tabor said it would now be up to Mayor Emano if he would also adopt the slogan, citing this was used by Aquino during his campaign.

"But we will take this into consideration since this is a good slogan that will help remind the officials to keep doing the right way in serving the people," Tabor said.

Councilor Alexander Dacer, member of the City Council committee on laws and rules, agreed with Abaday's proposal as he is making an ongoing lifestyle check to some officials of Barangay Gusa based on a tip from "concerned citizens."

"The administration of President Aquino promised change through transparency. By all means, all local officials, including me, should be investigated so that the corrupt elements in the city can finally be flushed out," Dacer said. (Nicole J. Managbanag)