SAGADA, Mountain Province – Former Presidential Assistant for the Cordillera Tom Killip formally endorsed the candidacy of former 2-term Sabangan Mayor Jupiter Coto-ong Dominguez for the province’s lone congressional district in the upcoming May 9, 2022 synchronized national and local elections because he possesses the qualities of a competent leader and lawmaker.
Killip, who was also a former mayor of this mystical town, narrated that in his engagements with various politicians inside and outside the region over the past 2 decades, he saw in Engr. Jupiter Dominguez the inherent traits and qualities that will make him one of the respected leaders in the province.
Further, he pointed out that his good track record as a local chief executive that allowed him to be conferred numerous national and local recognitions is a very clear testament of what he can do to help in elevating the status of the province to greater heights.
The former Palace official emphasized the importance of a leader being accessible to be able to effectively and efficiently address the problems being brought to him and such accessibility has been a long-standing trait of the Dominguez family that race back to the term of his uncle, the late Rep. Victor S. Dominguez, who is one of the province’s well-loved leaders.
According to him, it is high time that the province will have dynamic leaders who will be able to contribute their knowledge and linkages in elevating the status of Mountain Province so that countryside development will be realized and for the people to be able to improve their current status with enhanced economic activities, employment and other established sources of livelihood.
He recognized that the Dominguez family was able to establish the standards of leadership in the province that is why the former Sabangan mayor deserves the votes of the people on election day so that dynamic and dedicated leaders will be able to lead the province to achieve the desired growth and development in the rural areas for the benefit of the present and future generation of inhabitants.
Killip served as local chief executive of the municipality for 3 consecutive terms before being named as the Presidential Assistance for the Cordillera and now a consultant of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP).
Earlier, former and incumbent officials of the province and various towns have expressed their all-out support to the candidacy of the younger Dominguez for the province’s lone congressional post for the institution of change that will translate to better development opportunities for Mountain Province as people are now reportedly tired of having a single family ruling the province for over a decade now.
For his part, Dominguez expressed his gratitude to the various endorsements that he was able to get and continues to get from various leaders on the ground since the start of the campaign period, saying that he will reciprocate the same with shared and compassionate leadership that will always consider the plight of the people in addressing pressing issues and concerns being brought to the attention of elected officials for appropriate action.