During his Independence Day speech, City Mayor Darwin Estrañero urged everyone to do the right thing to honor our forefathers.
Estrañero said in his speech, during the simultaneous celebration of the 124th Independence Day, that our country has faced numerous challenges for over a century, from natural to man-made disasters, with COVID-19 being the equalizer among the leading and third world countries alike, crippling all of them.
Estrañero stated that, in the same way that our forefathers fought for their freedom, we should exhibit the same tenacity and reach even higher.
“We must rise up, individually and collectively, to face a new chapter in our lives with great hopes of being able to restore the vibrancy of our economic operations so that displaced employees can reclaim their employment and the economy can return to its former lively state,” he added.
The Local Chief Executive (LCE) also stated that as public officials and employees, it is important to be selfless in providing the best service to the public as a way of thanking them for the taxes they pay to the government so that they can make a difference, particularly in areas where every contribution to growth and development is critical.
“Let us instill in ourselves the desire to do genuine public service, putting others before ourselves, so that we can continue to earn the trust and confidence of the people we promised to serve,” he said.
The Mayor emphasized the significance of partnership between the public and private sectors to ensure that individuals do not face unjust barriers to getting what they need.
Everyone should contribute to the recovery efforts, according to Estrañero, so that the pandemic’s impacts are not repeated in the future.
“With your aid, we will rise again, and Tabuk City’s economic growth will be even stronger, better, and bolder in the future.”