BONTOC, Mountain Province – Mayor-elect Jerome Tudlong, Jr. is set to work out the lighting up of local and national roads to beautify the municipality and deter the commission of untoward incidents that might compromise the town’s peace and order situation.
Tudlong, who will be assuming the mayoralty post by noon of June 30, 2022, underscored that as the province’s capital town, roads leading to and those within the municipal must be properly lighted for the safe and convenient travel of motorists and residents alike.
He said that the lighting up of national and local roads will be realized through the efforts of the municipal government in close coordination with concerned government agencies for the funding for their immediate full implementation or on a per case basis depending on the availability of resources.
The incoming mayor stipulated the lights to be installed on the said roads will be environmentally-friendly, such as the solar studs that had already been put in place in some major roads in nearby Benguet, to help the municipal government save on power bills.
According to him, resources spared from the payment of the power bills of these fixtures will instead be used to enhance the delivery of quality basic services and implement more high impact development projects to boost the growth and progress of the capital town.
Tudlong rallied the support of his constituents to support the programs, projects and activities of the municipal government to achieve the overall objective of making the municipality one of the major centers of trade, commerce and education not only in the province but also in the Cordillera ,being the growth area in the central Cordillera region.
He assured the residents any development project that will be implemented by the municipal government will pass through the requisite public consultations to further improve the way the municipality will execute these initiatives pursuant to his major thrust of transparency and accountability.
Tudlong claimed that he will have a clear view of the priority development projects needed in the municipality when he assume the town’s mayoralty post although he already has an initial idea of the needs of the locality, thus, he will work hard to execute these in the next three years so as not to fail his constituency who gave him his mandate.
Bontoc has been identified by the region’s policy-making body, the Regional Development Council as a major growth center in the central cordillera in the coming years.