LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Vice Mayor Roderick Awingan assured residents in the town’s sixteen barangays that the new set of members of the municipal council will be enacting more legislative measures beneficial in uplifting the welfare of the greater majority of the populace.
Awingan, who was elected by the town’s electorate for his second term as presiding officer of the municipal council, assured the municipal council will remain supportive of the goals and objectives of the administration of re-elected Mayor Romeo K. Salda to bring the municipality to greater heights in the next 3 years.
Mayor Salda, Vice Mayor Awingan and 7 members of the municipal council who were recently elected by the electorate to serve the municipality in their respective capacities in the next 3 years belong to the United Benguet Party, a provincial party that was organized by Anti-Crime and Terrorism through Community Involvement and Support (ACT-CIS) Party-list Rep. and Benguet caretaker Congress representative Eric Yap in the recently concluded political exercise.
The members of the municipal council belonging to the United Benguet Party include Councilors-elect John Botiwey, Jayson Dangwa, Guilier Galwan, Ted Walang and Francis Lee, come backing Councilor Henry Kipas and neophyte Councilors Belmer Elis and Bartolome Baldas, Jr.
Vice Mayor Awingan committed the municipal council will continue to craft the necessary legislations that support the overall agenda of the municipal government in sustaining the town’s growth and development to help aggressively revive the local economy that was heavily impacted by this Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
According to him, the council will also consult with the concerned sectors of the municipality to get their inputs in the crafting of measures that will support the ongoing initiatives of the municipal government to help in the smooth implementation of programs, projects and activities that will contribute in further advancing the state of growth and development in the locality.
He stipulated that the municipal council will also work on the updating of ordinances and codes to conform with the prevailing situation so that their provisions will be applicable to existing conditions, especially that all efforts are focused towards gradually and safely reviving the local economy with the creation of more jobs for the displaced workers and new jobseekers and revive the economic activities and sources of livelihood of the people.
Awingan expressed his gratitude to the people for bestowing their trust and confidence on him by re-electing him to the vice mayoralty post and he assured them that such trust will be reciprocated with hard work for the overall welfare of the greater majority.
He revealed that the new set of elected officials will be crafting the municipal government’s executive-legislative agenda in the next 3 years once they assume their new term in office by noon of June 30, 2022 to lay down the directions of the municipality.