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“Under my watch, all 128 barangays of Baguio City will get all-out support and assistance in the overall goal of securing our communities and propelling growth. Their officials and volunteer service providers deserve no less than the fullest assistance for them to serve honourably and tirelessly.”
Thus pointed out retired Philippine National Police Director Benjamin Magalong when asked about his plans for Baguio once he will be elected into office as mayor of the city.
He explained that barangay officials and volunteer service providers are the face of government in the eyes of our people. They exemplify what government should be all about; alert and vigilant at all times and serving as Big Brother to their neighbors.
“No stone will be left unturned to make our barangay government authorities perform well and to the utmost. After all, they are first and foremost the frontline servers of government.”
“They will be empowered, from leadership skills training to equipment and uniforms to respectable wages. They will be properly motivated for continued honest and hard work in making their constituents safe, well protected, and ably served for their most essential needs on basic healthcare, education, business and commerce, disaster risk reduction services and consistent environmental protection. For me, a happy barangay is a happy Baguio,” Magalong said.
“It is my vision to see every barangay grow in strength from resources due them and added income generated at their level. To be Baguio’s effective responders and providers, this will be among my privileged mandate as Father of the City,” he continued.
“Lahat ng tamang ayuda para mapalakas ang ating mga barangay ay ating ilalaan bilang pagkilala sa napakahalagang tungkulin nila. Dapat natin ibuhos ang suporta upang higit pa nilang maiangat ang kanilang serbisyong dulot ay malawakang kapayapaan, katiwasayan at kasiglahan ng ating mga barangay. Isang marangal, magalang at magaling na paninilbihang bayan ang ating pagsikapan ng lubusan. Para sa Baguio. Para sa tao.”
“Now is the time to address our present and future needs through an agenda of good governance — strong leadership, competency, ethics and integrity, transparency, and accountability anchored on the core values of humility, fairness and purity of intentions,” Magalong added.