Panabo mayor takes oath for 2nd term
Panabo City (6 July) -- City Mayor-elect Jose L. Silvosa, Sr. took his oath before Judge Virginia Hofeliña Europa, Executive Judge, RTC Branch 4, at the New City Hall Lobby on June 28, 2010.
Silvosa, who is in his second term as Mayor of Panabo City, followed and read his oath, wherein his wife, two daughters and his daughter in-law behind him. After the simple oath taking he was congratulated by the members of the coming 5th City Council and 2nd District Congressman Antonio F. Lagdameo, Jr.
Afterwards, he delivered his straightforward speech in front of the city government officials, employees and other guest. He presented that the next Executive-Legislative agenda for 2010-2013 shall have a strong bias on poverty eradication strategies and action.
He said that he shall create an inter-department committee that will translate these statistics into names and addresses. They shall prepare an integrated approach in reviewing the program plans that will measure the accomplishments not only on the quantity of projects implemented but more on the numbers of poor families benefited.
"We shall come up with a pro-poor agenda that will have a double focus in creating a favorable environment for poverty reduction and making direct investment to our poor families," Silvosa said during his speech.
Mayor Silvosa also extended his appreciation to the members of his Executive Committee and to all City personnel for a job well done. He also extended his thanks to Vice Mayor James G. Gamao and members Sangguniang Panlungsod for a speedy action in all budgetary requests.
Along with Mayor Silvosa, 2nd District Congressman Antonio F. Lagdameo, Jr., Vice Mayor James G. Gamao and the new members in the coming 5th City Council also took their oath in front of the city government officials, employees and guest.
Following the simple oath taking, Silvosa proceeded to the Mayor's Lodge together with the newly elected city councilors namely; Raquel Geraldo, Ruperto Cagape and Emeterio Blasé for a Media Forum which were attended by various media practitioners.
Silvosa stressed to the media that the City created an Anti Poverty Task Force which shall serve as a focal point of the social reform programs of the City and shall be one of the flagship programs under his administration. (Markgellor - CIO Panabo) [top]