Sagay City Celebrates 20th Charter Anniv, Oath Taking Of Newly Elected City Officials
SAGAY CITY - Sagaynons gathered in its unique tradition of unity to celebrate its 20th Charter Anniversary and witness the oath taking of newly elected city officials. The celebration opens with a Thanksgiving Mass officiated by Fr. Erwin Magnanao, St. Joseph Parish of this city.
Newly inducted councilors: Mr. Donato G. Marañon, Mr. Georgie S. Javelosa, Mr. Arthur Christopher D. Marañon, Engr. Santiago D. Bitera, Dr. Miller V. Serondo, Engr. Rodnel H. De Los Reyes, Engr. Jose A. Frange, Mrs. Felisa L. De La Cruz, Mrs. Milagros A. Mainit, Mr. Sherden A. Sy with inducting office Judge Reginald Fuentebella.*
A short program followed and Oath taking of the newly elected city officials. Judge Reginald M. Fuentebella, Presiding Judge of the Municipal Trial Court in the Cities was the inducting officer as the 10 newly elected SP Members, Vice Mayor Narwin L. Javelosa, Mayor Alfredo D. Marañon, III, and Congressman Leo Rafael M. Cueva took their respective Oath of Office.
Mayor Marañon, in his message thanked Sagaynons for the trust and confidence they have vested in him to lead the city for the second term. He called on his constituents to unite and work together for the common good and for the best interest of their city and people. He cited his accomplishments for the last three years which is reflective of his Executive Priority Agenda known as “Project Thirdie’” which stands for T - Transparent, Accountable and Participatory Governance; H – Health, Nutrition, and Other Social Services; I – Intensified Program on Environmental Protection and Tourism; R – Resource Generation; D – Development Opportunities through Empowered Citizenry, I – Improved Education for all; and E – Economic Development. He added that all the plans and programs have been implemented and achieved though responsible leadership and good governance and the unity and full support of all Sagaynons.
Congressman Leo Rafael M. Cueva of the 2nd District of Negros Occidental also delivered his message to his fellow Sagaynons after he was sworn into office. He congratulates all the newly elected city officials and thanked them for another term of mandate they have given him. He vowed to remain faithful to his oath of office as a public servant and will always lend support to improve the lives of Sagaynons. He challenged the newly elected city officials to face the challenge of building the city of our dreams and to sustain and continue all the plans and programs that have been started through hard work, determination and commitment to carry on the tradition of good governance , responsible leadership and unity. He also commend his kasimanwas for the peaceful and orderly conduct of the recently concluded elections.
Governor Alfredo G. Marañon, was the Guest of Honor and Speaker of the 20th charter Anniversary Program. As he opened his message, he recognized the four (4) children who hosted the program namely Rei Cesar Eson, Yna Louise Magluyan, Ray Owen Malundo, and Steffy Emnace who were participants of the hosting and tour guiding summer workshop. He said these children are the real future of Sagay. He urged Sagaynons to continue and sustain its unique kind of unity for the achievement of their common goals. He said when he was the mayor of Sagay in 1972 he never expected Sagay to be a city. And now it is one of the vibrant and progressive cities in the country. He also said Sagay is a blessed and privileged city because it has been protected from natural disasters, it is also peaceful and investors took interest in our city. He pledged support to Sagay for the betterment of its people.
Ms. Evangeline Balicas, OIC, City Treasurer together with the City Mayor and Vice Mayor awarded with the Plaque of Recognition the Top 5 Single Proprietors namely Lopue’s Value Store, New Sagay Hardware & Lumber, Reign Merchandise, A.Y. Trading, and Yaplane. The Top 5 Corporations given the recognition are Lopez Sugar Corp., Sagay Central Inc., Goldstar Farm Trading Corp., Mercury Drug Corp., and NONECO.*