I am one of the thousands of Borbonanons who voted during the recent local election. And comparing my codigo to the list of winners for local posts, I would say that my research had never gone astray. Though there were deserving candidates who didn’t make it to the race (not to mention), however, the only consolation I could give to the non-winning candidates in order to pacify the situation is… better luck next time or perhaps more preparation in 2013 then.
Anyway, considering the multifarious issues that our local leaders will expect to confront, the elected local officials certainly need the assistance and cooperation of every Borbonanon in order to succeed something during their term of office.
In this regard, let me offer you my unsolicited suggestions as follows:
1. Reconciliation – now that the election is over, it’s time for the elected officials to extend their hands of reconciliation to their rivals and its supporters. It’s time to cooperate and help one another and look forward to a better future for our municipality. It’s time to forget and forgive. Concordia res parvae crescent or work together to accomplish more.
2. Voluntarism – I strongly recommend that the elected local officials should welcome the assistance of some NGO’s that offer better programs for the town and not to subject them with malice and criticisms. After all, many of the NGOs, spent their personal funds and resources without any expectation in return from the LGU’s end, except perhaps for the local officials to provide those NGOs the necessary support to help deliver their diminutive assistance to the underprivileged beneficiaries of Borbon. There are many ways in which the local officials can utilize the NGOs to help them in their administration, and I am sure that many are more than willing to help in all the LGUs undertakings that will redound to the general welfare of the people of Borbon. And I would like to commend some NGO’s like Taga-Borbon Organization for their unyielding and obstinate assistance to some Borbonanons.
3. Fulfilling the dreams of some Baryonahon – As outlined in my previous post (re: a challenge to our local politicians). Some of them are as follows:
Conducive school facilities in some barangay or national high schools. The local government unit must have to conduct their own research concerning the dire need of modern facilities and equipment in our national or barangay high schools in order to suffice the students with in-depth knowledge on modern technology to make them competitive when they graduate. This I will address to the attention of the Education Committee of the Sanguniang Bayan members (whoever will be).
Health Care Program:
Proper health care program for women, children and senior citizens who cannot afford to go the centers. The LGU must provide program that would bring assistance to the mountain barangays by sending some health care professionals to conduct free medical clinic. Daghan pa gayud sa atong mga kaigsoonan nga dili maka-afford ug lugsong sa mga health centers para magpa-check kay walay ikabayad sa habal-habal. Kong naa man gani kwarta gamay, they will set it aside to buy staple foods for the family. Pagkaluoy gayud. So, I want to address this to the chairman of the Health Committee.
I read it from the news last year that Borbon agriculture department had been commended for the program in organic farming. I think our municipality has been setting benchmark for this beneficial program. So, it’s better to continue this one and think forward for enhancement to our agriculture sector.
Please a suitable road going to my barrio para dili na intawon magkalapok ang akong Nike Air nga sapatos inig-tungas nako didto sa amoa puhon.
Development of our natural resources:
Yet, some of the mountain barrios in our municipality explodes with so much natural beauty, natural resources, it’s been a while that we ignore its potentials which, if we develop, with respect to the environment – it will create enormous local economic activity to help our barrio folks. Maybe it’s time for our LGU to set their eyes on creating better programs to develop tourisms in our town.
To the incoming local officials, thank you very much for accepting the challenge to be our local leaders. We will put our faith in you that you will lead our town to progress. We are always praying to San Sebastian for the success of our local officials and of our town.
God bless you all! And God bless my beloved Borbon!