By Atong V. Remogat
SAN MANUEL - In his 19 years as an elective political official, this town’s Vice Mayor Salvador M. Perez was flattered that he and his mayoralty tandem son Mayor Jerico Alain Perez are running unopposed in the top two posts here for the 2016 election.
|Mayor Jerico Alain Perez|
“ First time sa history ng San Manuel na tumakbo ako sa larangan ng pulitika na walang katunggali. Halos lahat ng pagka-kandidato ko ay palagi akong may katapat”. He stressed.
He cited that he and his son’s dedicated and genuine service to their constituents were the reasons that nobody challenge them for the next year’s poll.
Mayor Perez on the other hand said he owes everything to the people of this town in allowing him to finish his last term after he start serving them next year.
“ We could not have gone this far, we could not have excelled in the various fields of endeavor where we are now the acknowledged leader in Region 1 without their constant support and active participation in our various activities and development programs. All of us have worked hard to bring our town to where it stands today,” he said.
|Vice Mayor Salvador M. Perez|
He added that this town becomes progressive because of the collective efforts of the leaders and the people here and make the place as one of the premier towns in Pangasinan.
For the last six years, Mayor Perez implemented different infrastructure projects for this 14 barangays’ town.
“To support the economic activities and improve the living conditions of our people, we built more support infrastructures and public facilities such as roads and bridges, school buildings, municipal extension center, and agricultural inputs”.
He expounded that he will sustain his on-going programs to maintain safe and peaceful neighborhoods, provide quality and affordable health care, greater access to education, promote higher agricultural productivity, provide more jobs and income opportunities, promote youth and sports development, provide social welfare for children, women, the elderly and the disadvantaged, and pursue tourism development, environmental protection and others.
Meanwhile, aside from the mayor here, unopposed re-elective mayors in the huge province are Sual, Mayor Bing Arcinue, Laoac Mayor Silverio Alarcio, Binalonan Mayor Ramon “Mon-Mon” Guico lll, Urdaneta City Mayor Amadeo “Bobom” Perez lV, Sta. Maria Mayor Teodoro Ramos, Labrador Mayor Ricardo Camacho, and Sto. Tomas Mayor Timotheo “ Dick” Villar - With reports from Mortz C. Ortigoza