Governor Ferdinand Tubban, in his message during this year’s first Monday inter-agency flag ceremony, called on local and national employees for renewal of commitment to public service in order to fulfill assigned duties and obligations, improve work quality and human relations.
“Rendering service and performance of duty is not to gratify the appointing officer but for the people whom we swear to serve,” he stressed adding there is also a need to improve work performance in order to keep on equal pace with other provinces in terms of development.
“Nu saan tayo nga ag-improve, mabati tayo (If we will not improve, we will be left behind),” he said.
While they are doing their best, there is much to be done, he said as he thanked his development team for a job well done during the last six months of 2019.
Congressman Allen Jesse Mangaoang also stressed that their primary focus is to address in the homes, offices, communities and institutions those issues which give them the greatest chance of improving quality of life in this province which they are blessed and privileged to belong.
“I hope that the challenges we faced last year would strengthen our resolve to do better this year,” he said.
He believes that the heart of their success again this year lies in their willingness to confront the social and attitudinal shortcomings, which stand in the way in their pursuit for peace and progress.
‘We need to focus our efforts on cultivating and strengthening a kinder, compassionate society which reflects the best of our traditions, to constantly show consideration for others, especially the most vulnerable, to value discipline ahead of personal ease and convenience, and to understand that we must work hard for what our constituents need,’ he said.
Among Mangaoang’s salient accomplishments are the 15 bills he filed during the first six co-authored 31 bills. months in his second term as Congressman. He was able to source out P20 million total assistance for indigents, scholarship, Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers, establishment of green houses, support to municipal local government units and procurement of four ambulances.
Through his initiative, a total of P2.3 billion worth of infrastructure projects was submitted for funding under the 2020 General Appropriations Act and P35 million on soft projects. (JDP/PAB-PIA CAR, Kalinga)
By Peter A. Balocnit