Feel of govt. presence vital – Mako Apolinario PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 November 2012 15:02

The people need to feel government is always there for them in times of great need.

This was the principle espoused by Cabaluay Barangay Chairman Mako Apolinario in an appearance in the public affairs program Cuentas Claras of 2nd District Rep. Erbie A. Fabian now hosted by Ed Baños.

Apolinario intimated that this is the formula he applies in his barangay which he would like to replicate on a bigger scale if and when he gets elected to the city council.
Apolinario is running for a seat in the city council under the umbrella of Fuerza Zamboanga, the coalition of independent candidates of 2nd District Rep. Fabian.

Fabian, on his last term as 2nd district Congress representative, is the group’s standard bearer for mayor with former councilor Atty. Luis Climaco as his running mate.

Apolinario said people have not felt government presence in a long while and they need to be assured anew that they are taken care of by the very people they elect into office.

He also said he decided to run for councilor because he believes in the 10-point agenda being championed by Fabian and Fuerza Zamboanga.

He said he wants to continue and expand his service to the people of the city’s east coast, constituents he will serve if elected into office.

There are just too many people needing basic services ranging from health needs, livelihood, education and protection that such should be expanded with all government officials mandated to extend help to them, Apolinario disclosed.

“I will see to it that the Cabaluay experience is expanded and will be more effective in addressing the basic needs of the people,” the barangay captain added.

Others running under Fuerza Zamboanga are surgeon Dr. Bonjing Feliciano, retired college professor Dr. Lito Depositario, retired government broadcaster Roseller Enriquez, former councilor and TV host Gerry Acuña, and Feltranz President Ed Mingala for 2nd district council seats, incumbent councilor Atty. Mel Sadain, retired former City Deputy Police Chief Supt. Hado Edding, retired Pafsecom deputy Supt. Joselito Bernardo, and former NCIP commissioner Mike Apostol for councilor in District 1 and Councilor Lilia Macrohon-Nuño for Congress in District 2.