|Mangaldan modern public market as sketched by an artist. Construction of it is ongoing|
He said his administration helps the meat industry and its vaunted tapa (cured beef) thrive because it gives livelihood to the people here. “Maraming ta-o ang nag de-depend sa meat industry kung saan ang mga pamilya nila at mga problem nila doon nang-gagaling ang pina-paaral nila. Kaya pino-protekahan namin”. Compared to the three neighboring municipalities, this town eclipsed them in terms of annual fiscal appropriation this year.
This town has P145 Million budget according to Dr. Rosalie R,Hulifas,executive officer of Romero, while Manaoag and San Jacinto have P100 Million and P76 Million for fiscal year 2012, respectively.
Dr. Hulipas said that one of the major sources of revenues here are the thriving market place and the laboratories of renowned pharmaceutical companies that buttressed the coffer of this town.
Meanwhile,Romero said that in the fiesta in March he will include the promotion of the Tapa Festival in the Palenke – Festival.
The mayor of this burgeoning town does not want publicity how his projects fare. Instead he wants to silently spruce-up the façade of the public market and the slaughter house.
Mayor Herminio Romero said that he will siphon the funds for the construction of the public edifice from the income of the beauty contest that will be held in the town’s fiesta on March next year.
The appropriation of the proceeds, he said, will go to the improvement of the physical structures of the abattoir and the public market. “Maganda ang publicity mo pagkatapos pupunta ka sa palenke at sa slaughter house hindi naman maganda ang façade. Hindi masu-sustain, kaya ang akin you have to put the physical facilities first. Pagkatapos iyon ang maging ultimate na punputahan natin ang palenke, puntahan natin ang slaughter house kaya dapat kasi maganda ang sa labas nila. Dapat ang products doon akma sa facilities,” he stressed. (MCO).