‘Bobom’ supports none in barangay, SK polls

October 24, 2010 at 11:15 pm Leave a comment


By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

URDANETA CITY- Unlike many towns’ local executives who are giving support to candidates in the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections on October 25, Mayor Amadeo Gregorio “Bobom” Perez IV is not lifting a finger to support any candidate for the said polls in this city.

Perez said he is abiding with the provisions of the Local Government Code of 1991 and the Commission on Election’s (Comelec) Omnibus Election Code that local executives must respect non-partisanships during Barangay and SK elections.

“I decided not to endorse any particular candidate in the barangays. It’s a free for all scheme to all those who want to run, either punong barangay (village chief) or kagawad,” he said.

He further said that this kind of system will let the people decide who will be their next leaders to ensure the delivery of basic services to the city’s constituents.

“Many candidates have approached me for help especially those who have supported me during the May 10, 2010 elections. But I have to be honest with them, that this election is non-partisan in nature and that we are not suppose to meddle in their electoral affair,” he said.

Meanwhile, Perez outlined his programs. foremost of which is the “Gulayan sa Barangay”.

“This is a continuing program which I have spearheaded when I was still a city councilor. I believe that through planting vegetables in backyards and vacant lots, food sufficiency in the city will be attained. In this program, we provide seeds and organic fertilizers to our city mates,” he said.

He also said that he is currently putting traffic system in order by re-routing tricycles and jeepneys and improving the sidewalks in the market areas.

When asked on his accomplishments for the first 100 days in his office, he said that the people will see for themselves what he has done.

“I am here as their public-servant and I have to serve our people. I am also giving example to the city’s employees by observing proper time. I have to be in the office by seven in the morning and leave at 12:00 noon, then I have to go back at one in the afternoon and leave at 5:00 in the afternoon. Like them, I also wear my ID,” he said.

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