Mayor Furigay bullish on Lamitan’s future PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 13:43

By ALLEN ABASTILLAS

Lamitan City Mayor Rose U. Furigay on Monday delivered her inaugural message during the maiden session of the City Council.

“For the past years, the city government has successfully implemented and completed various horizontal and vertical infrastructures and initiated some health and social welfare programs for priority groups of this city. Our senior citizens, men, women and children have become our beneficiaries, as well as our partners in bringing progress and development; but three years are not enough for us to achieve the vision of an  Abante Lamitan City. Thus, I am first and foremost thankful to the our beloved people for once again entrusting to us the care of Lamitan City,” Furigay said in her message.

In the last election, there was the voter’s turnout was so far the highest recorded for elective positions in LGU- Lamitan.”

“I believe the big number is an indication of the people’s trust and confidence to the loccal government,” Furigay said.

Lamitan City is gearing to become the seat of ARMM- Basilan. By next year, ARMM offices in Basilan and the Capitol Hall will be transferred in Sta. Clara where offices will be established, thereby increasing opportunities for the Lamiteños, according to the mayor.

“ Our City Police in collaboration with the Special Action Forces, PPSC, RPSB, as well as our Armed Forces of the Philippines have begun their intensive campaign against drugs as early as 2015. In fact, The City Police have arrested several drug pushers. Recently almost 2,000 drug users yielded to the  police answering the directives of Pres. Digong Duterte to crackdown on drugs,” she said.

She added: The police has implemented curfew for minors. Lastly, the city government calls fro a long lasting peace for the people not only in Lamitan City but in the entire Basilan province. With much faith and confidence, we look up to our leaders, Pres. Rody Duterte, Gov. Jim Hataman- Salliman, and ARMM Gov. Mujiv Hataman for that ‘change’  in terms of peace and development in this city and for Basilan as well,” Furigay said.

The special guests during the occasion were Gov. Jim Salliman, former Mayor Wilfredo Furigay, Elder Virgilio Pamaran, former Gov. Louie Alano, Sr. Supt. Oscar Nantes and others. — Allen Abastillas