Councilors unite for ‘progressive’ San Enrique-A A +A
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
ILOILO – Some 152 councilors in the 28 barangays of San Enrique vowed to uphold transparent and corrupt-free governance for the improvement of their impoverished hometown.
The group known as the “Barangay Councilmen’s Association of the Philippines,” aims to achieve a progressive San Enrique through the effective delivery of basic services in the barangay.
Mayor and retired Army Brigadier General Ramona Palabrica-Go explained that the association will work closely with the Liga ng mga Barangay in crafting feasible plans that can help spur economic development in their barangays.
“I encouraged them to establish this association because I strongly believe that the progress and development we dreamt of can only be achieved if we can empower our leaders and kagawads in the barangay,” the country’s first lady general said.
Aside from having the league of barangays, she added that the organization of the councilmen was also important in building strong representation and arm in implementing the government’s projects.
“They, too, have different ideas on how they can improve their barangay and they have to work it out with their barangay captain, with us and with the governor,” she said.
Governor Arthur Defensor Sr., for his part, likewise expressed his support to the association.
“I will be behind you in order not to disappoint the mayor’s dream for you,” he said.
The BCAP in San Enrique is led by Councilor Ariel Buyco of Barangay Abaca. The other officers are Councilors Ruvie Belgera of Poblacion Ilawod (Vice President), Nonato Sapangila of Tambunao (Secretary), Robert Sadiang-Abay of Mapili (Treasurer), Leonardo Agulay of San Antonio (Auditor), Rene Misterio of Rumagayray (Public Relations Officer) and Diorlito Padios of Imbisad-an (Business Manager).
They were sworn into office by the governor in a ceremony held at the town’s covered gym on Tuesday. (Jezza A. Nepomoceno)