Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Mangaldan mayor to fast tract projects

After foes in Council lost
By Mortz C. Ortigoza

MANGALDAN – The reelected mayor here is all geared up to pass major projects in the council after some opposition members lost in the May 9 election.
PEP-TALK. Mangaldan Mayor Bona Fe D. Parayno gives encouragement to
 the scholars funded by her administration. Parayno just won her reelection in
the May 9 poll. 
Mayor Bona Fe D. Parayno said those projects were the first order of the day in the meeting she called a week after the May 9 election.
“Oh yes of course, and we will spearhead lahat ng mga project and activities na kailangan alam ko nakakapagpaganda sa mga Mangaldaneans. Actually that was our first meeting ngayon. That is what we are going to do in 2016-2017. Napag-usapan na namin ng mga department heads,” she stressed.
Parayno defeated in the mayoralty race Vice Mayor Manny Casupang by a margin of 1,336 votes where the former got 19,093 votes versus the latter 17,757.
Another mayoralty rival Councilor Joel Meneses settled for 9, 852 votes.
Both Casupang and Meneses opposed vehemently many of the proposed projects of Parayno in most of her three years of her first term that started in 2013.
With Casupang defeated and the vice mayoralty post here chalked up by Parayno’s party mate come backing Vice Mayor Pedro Surdilla and other four allied councilors, many of these projects like the snagged P40 million proposed loan at a bank would now have a chance to be approved.

As recalled, Mayor Parayno have been shuttling back and forth since last year from here to the Capitol in Lingayen, Pangasinan to emphatically lobby for the approval of her P40 million Land Bank loan that this town will use for the construction of the Phase 2 of the public market.
The approval of the review by the provincial board hit a setback after Vice Mayor Casupang questioned the ordinance in the absence of a qualified majority or complete members  of the nine-members Council that should have voted for the loan.
"Two of the council members were absent when the SB (Council) passed the loan ordinance. The vice mayor questioned it at the provincial board," Surdilla said.
But the incoming vice mayor disclosed that the Board approved  the review of the loan after two of those absent  voted for the loan on the second session here.
"We can start the construction of the public market on August," the incoming vice mayor cited last Wednesday.
Parayno said the lessons she learned in the concluded mayoralty race was there were colleagues in the local government here that covertly supported her rival.
But she thanked that her department heads vigorously supported her.

“At least sa akin masaya kasi most of our department heads ay nagsuporta, sila ang mga prayer warriors ko”. 


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