By Mortz C. Ortigoza
MANGALDAN – Various social, economic, and security programs would be underscored by the mayor here when she stands before her constituents on her November 30 State of the Municipality Address (SOMA).
The SOMA that will be held at the function hall of the town hall here would start at three o’clock in the afternoon of that date.
According to Milagros Padilla, chief of the Municipal Development, Planning, & Coordination, the SOMA of Mayor Bona Fe D. Parayno would be derived from her vaunted S-W-E-E-T H-E-A-R-T’s Programs.
On Security like peace and order, Padilla said that Mayor Parayno would cite the installation of closed circuit television (CCTV) along the national highway, at the public market, at the abattoir here, and the Mangaldan municipal building, creation of police posts located in front of CSI Mangaldan, Mangaldan Public Market, and other conspicuous places which will help in the monitoring of peace and order here; prioritization of the Municipal Anti-Drug Abuse Council (MADAC) programs in the local government unit’s budget; provided support to the nightly patrol in whole municipality; empowered women in the villages as tanod; and others.
On waste management innovation, the mayor initiated the Tulong Panghanapbuhay para sa Ating Disadvantaged (TUPAD) Program of the Department of Labor & Employment by hiring residents here on the clean-up drive of the town; purchased additional dump truck and backhoe to reinforced the solid waste collection; improved and maintained this town’s site into a controlled dump site; prepared the 10 year Solid Waste Management Plan; and others.
On environment, ecological sustainability and disaster preparedness, Parayno promoted river cleaned up drive and improved the Angalacan River as tourism destination through the development of the Mayor Bona Trail; purchased two units fiber glass boats to rescue flood victims especially in the remote areas here; converted the third floor of the Mangaldan Municipal Building into state-of-the –art evacuation center providing better comfort and facilities for the evacuees; established the Disaster Risk Municipality Management Council’s office with all the necessary equipment, facilities, and stock pile, making it always disaster ready; and others.
On Education and Sports Development, Padilla said the Parayno Administration constructed two classroom-buildings every year. A total of four classrooms were already turned over to Mangaldan Integrated (one building) School in Bantayan, Guesguesangen Intergrated School (two buildings) and David National High School (one building), repair and maintenance of School Buildings and Facilities, promotion of sports and other school related activities and the procurement of lot for the establishment of Guilig Elementary School and Bateng Elementary School; spikes the allocation for this town’s scholarship program; and others.
On Tourism and Cultural Promotion, this town was recognized as Aktibu & Cultural Promotion awardee for establishing the Pasalubong Center for promoting local tourism, where visitors from other places visit this town to buy its quality local products especially the Mangaldan Tapa or Pindang; construction this year of the Mangaldan Heritage Center will also be constructed in front of the Municipal Presidentia to be able to establish Mangaldan’s History & Culture and showcase it to visitors; established various activities for the promotion of tourism like Takbona (fun run), BongBong Bona (bamboo canyon contest) Color Run in Mangaldan, Gay Fun Run, Triathlon and “Bike the Dike”; others.
Health and Social Welfare Services Adequacy shows the mayor pushed for the opening of the Mangaldan Infirmary and Urgent Care Clinic for 24 hours and seven days addressing emergency cases and primary health care. Maternity Care Packages and ambulance service are also being offered; various medical missions were held giving priority to the senior citizens like influenza vaccination program, children like Operation Tuli by giving of Vitamin & Milk Supplements, and pregnant women like health and wellness program for them; established the State of the Children Report during Children’s Congress and the annual Trick or Treat during Halloween; others.
|Mayor Parayno receives the award from Pangasinan Governor |
Amado Espino III (second from right).
Employment generation and economic stability through the mayor’s initiation, the municipality has provided opportunities to more than 200 residents who are unemployed through jobs fair and various skills and livelihood training, this town has opened the Pasalubong Center as another opportunity for the people here to showcase their products and increase their income through consignment basis; the project concept of this town public market will attract more investors to invest in the market stalls and thus create multiplier effects; and others.
Agriculture and fishery development, the mayor cited that the agriculture sector is also a priority through the following dispersal of bangus fingerlings, certified seeds, mangrove tree seedling like bakawan and nipa, various fruit tree seedlings, sasso chicks and poultry, hogs and native piglets and large cattle, and others.
Roads and infrastructure development covers graveling of Bautista Road in Barangay Osiem, flood control drainage system constructed at the Mangaldan Central School, repaired and rehabilitated parade route of the 2015 Christ the King Celebration when this town hosted it, others.
What makes the SOMA on November 30 special, according to Rosalie Hulipas, acting chief of the Human Resource here, is it coincides with the birthday of Mayor Parayno.