CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Mayor Edwin Santiago of this capital city yesterday cited the role of Fernandino youth in creating a green, smart and liveable city in the concept of “New San Fernando.”

Speaking before members of the Local Council for Protection of Children and media men during the launch of Children’s Month yesterday, Santiago said that the children are one of the primary components in building the “dream city” as they are the ones bringing fresh and new ideas.

“Ang San Fernando ay tapos na sa pagbabantay ng karapatan at sa proteksyon ng mga bata. Kasama na namin sila sa pagpaplano para sa pangarap namin na New San Fernando,” he said.

Santiago noted that the City Government continue’s to tap the youth sector to participate in the proposed development by pooling in their innovative and unconventional idea.

He noted of the “New San Fernando” concept-making through a digital poster making contest conducted recently which was participated in by private and public school students.

“Ang kabataan alam natin na sila ang may dala ng bago at magagandang idea na babagay sa future kaya kailangan natin sila. Sila ang tumutulong sa atin sa plano para sa Bagong San Fernando,” he said.

Aside from their participation, Santiago noted that the youth also serve as inspiration in achieving the goal of creating a liveable and smart city.

He said that whatever the results of the “New San Fernando” roadmap, the youth and the future generations will be the ones reaping everything.

“Para sa kanila ito e. Ginagawa natin ito para sa kanila at sa kinabukasan nila. At sila ang magtutuloy nito kaya kailangan talaga sila dito,” he said.