TUBURAN Mayor Democrito Diamante joined Gov. Hilario Davide III and Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale in the inauguration of a P1-million worth covered court in a barangay in his town where he lost by 401 votes to his challenger.
“Kalimtan na nato ang election, serbisyo na ang atong unahon (Let’s forget the elections, let’s prioritize services),” he told the crowd, in a speech, to show that he has no ill feelings against them.
The covered court was part of the three projects that Davide and Magpale inaugurated yesterday in Tuburan.
The Capitol officials also opened the 1.5-kilometer Cabangcalan-Alegria road concreting project worth P15 million, and the Barangays Manga-Gimamaa road concreting project worth P4 million.
All the three projects in Tuburan totalled P20 million.
Engr. Andi Martinquilla, Diamante’s secretary, said that the Manga-Gimamaa road serves as an alternative route of the Cabangcalan-Alegria road in getting to the town’s mountain villages if a heavy downpour swells the Langoyon River.
Putat Barangay Captain Rodel de la Cerna said that Diamante lost in the barangay, but won in the town’s overall result by 46 votes.
De la Cerna said that his barangay has 2,610 voters but only 80 percent of them voted.
Magpale, during her speech, told a story about two friends, where one of them wrote about his friend’s bad deed on sand and a good deed etched on a rock.
She said good deeds must be remembered and bad deeds should be forgotten.
From Tuburan, Davide proceeded to Barili to grace the graduation ceremony of the farmer-scientists training program, together with Mayor Marlon Garcia, Dr. Reynaldo Comia and Provincial Agriculture Roldan Saragena.