EdSa takes oath, vows to finish CSF civic center

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — City Mayor Edwin “EdSa” Santiago on Monday officially took his oath of office as he vowed to finish in his 3rd and last term the City Civic Center.

Santiago along with Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin and City Councilors  BJ Lagman, Harvey Quiwa, Ato Agustin, Tino Dizon, Ariel Carreon, Cristina Lagman, Dein Henson, Nelson Lingat, Raul Macalino, and Reden Halili took their oath before Regional Trial Court Branch 43 Judge Mary Jane Dacara-Buenaventura.

Santiago, during his inaugural speech, said his administration will focus on finishing the City Civic Center, one of the biggest projects of the city government, alongside other plans to uplift the quality of life of Fernandinos.

“Sisikapin nating matapos ang buong Civic Center sa aking termino nang sa gayon ay may maiwan tayong de-kalidad na pasilidad para sa mga Fernandinos. Isasakatuparan din natin ang rehabilitasyon ng Old Public Market at ang pagtatayo ng city at eco parks,” he expressed.

Santiago, since his victory last May, has been vocal about his existing and future plans and projects for the city.

“Ito na ang pangatlo at huli kong termino bilang alkalde ng Syudad San Fernando. Ipinapangako ko ang pagpapatuloy ng mga programa at polisiya na ating ipinapairal at ipinapatupad sa ilalim ng ating pamamahala magsimula noong taong 2013,” he said.

Some of the mentioned projects under the current administration are the implementation of the Early Childhood Care and Development, free tuition fee under the City College of San Fernando, ease of doing business, support for micro, small, and medium enterprises, and specialized programs for different sectors, among others.

With the help of the Sangguniang Panlungsod, the whole CSF-LGU workforce, and public-private partnership, the local chief executive vowed for a Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG)-guided form of leadership.