Maasin officials report accomplishment during SOBA 2012 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 07 May 2012 13:59

The Maasin barangay council presented before its constituents the collective as well as the individual accomplishment reports of its barangay officials headed by Chairman Misael “Kap Doglo” Bernardo.

Bernardo said the State of the Barangay Address or SOBA is an annual activity where barangay officials present before the public the direction of Maasin, the developmental programs on infra, health and environment as well as projects of the present city administration.

Invited during the SOBA were Councilor Gerky Valesco, Filipino-Chinese Chamber President Eddie Chua and Ms. Laarni Sadain, wife of Councilor Melchor Sadain.

“Once again we are doing this presentation because we feel we owe our positions to the people who voted us in the position. Also, I wish to reiterate the resolution filed by Councilor (Gerky) Valesco few weeks ago that public officials should always adhere to the principle of transparency as part of good governance, and so this is a motivation for us to continue our presentation on what have been accomplished and the path that Maasin is taking, all for the development of our Maasin,” Bernardo said.

Bernardo said that in 2007, Maasin had an annual budget of P1,766,966.33, and last year, Maasin registered P2.956,209.00 budget with an increase of P399,000.00 based from 2010’s P2,557,209.00.Bernardo also reported that somehow the conversions of some municipalities to Cityhood in Mindanao has in a way affected the national budget, thus the need to improve on local collections such as Real Property Tax, Community and Business Tax; over and above for 2012 approved budget at P3,015,866.00.

Also presented were accomplishment reports from the honorable kagawads. The individual kagawads also has their respective platforms and advocacy which has contributed to the improvement of the lives of the people in said barangay. Among them are; Mike Yusop, Rosita Bacoboy, Cecilia Medallo, Ruben dela Cruz, Jose Bamby Buscas, Romeo Praico, Alexander Bacoboy, including the Sanggunian Kabataan as well that of the barangay Treasurer and Secretary.

During the SOBA, Bernardo also presented before the public several deeds of donations donated to the barangay so as to fastrack the developmental efforts of the government.Bernardo also thanked District 1 Congresswoman Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar, Mayor Celso Lobregat, Vice Mayor Cesar Ituralde and the members of the City Council in general for their support to Maasin.

Maasin, over the years has also been a recipient of many major infra activities from the Lobregat administration with an appropriation of more than P35 million worth of projects.

“I must admit that just like any other barangays we also have our share of challenges, and one thing ; we cannot fight fate. We should adopt measures to prevent or lessen the impact of calamity, Dengue, and other trials,” Bernardo said.

Bernardo added: “I am blessed with dynamic barangay officials who are so generous, active, and has showed dedication to their beloved Maasin. One thing for sure we are truly proud here is our sense of unity”. — Cecil Castro Bernardo