Mayor Romualdez to revive ‘I Love Tacloban’ movement; improve the local economy
TACLOBAN CITY (CIO) — Tacloban City Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez said that he is determined to revive the ‘I Love Tacloban’ movement and improve the living conditions of Taclobanons.
Mayor Romualdez made this vow during a press conference as he announced his plans and reported the accomplishments of his administration during the past 100 days.
The City Mayor stressed that Tacloban City, no matter how developed it is, should love, protect and show care for its holistic progress.
“It’s about time that we encourage our people to keep our City clean, to love our City, and to make it a better place to live in and this is what we should do,” said the local chief executive.
He also appealed to the public to have the discipline to develop Tacloban City into a progressive community.
“So I’m spending 80% of my time disciplining and that shouldn’t be. Alam niyo ang ikauunalad ng bayan, disiplina ang kailangan,” he said.
The Mayor added that he plans to reach out to the private sectors to inform them of the City’s priorities and obtain a partnership for the development of the local economy.
“I would like to develop systems here in our city. I would like to partner and strengthen further the partnership with the universities. Let’s tap the educational sector in helping us create systems that will adapt to our culture; systems that will make it functional, efficient and will create also more opportunities for our people,” Mayor Romualdez stressed.
Meantime, he also reported his accomplishments and challenges during his first 100 days as a local chief executive.
Among those was the setting up of North Tacloban Satellite Office of City Hall in Barangay 106 Sto. Niṅo that catered social and health services to resettlement sites and the northern barangays.
Apart from that, the establishment of a Trading Center and Night Market for displaced vendors, the conduct of road clearing operations and saturation drives, relocation of families to safer locations, provision of assistance to farmers and putting up of animal quarantine checkpoints, as one of the preventive measures against African Swine Fever (ASF) were just few of the accomplishments of the City Mayor.
As his administration continues, Mayor Romualdez vows that he will be more passionate about serving the people of Tacloban.
“It’s my passion to serve. I believe now for effective governance, sometimes we have to play a role of a father, a brother, a friend, and a Mayor because my work doesn’t stop at 5:00 pm,” he concluded. – C. Merin/CIO