Participatory governance for economic progress — Fabian PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 07 December 2012 14:26

Consultative and participatory governance as key to economic progress in Zamboanga City was the central message of mayoralty aspirant Erbie A. Fabian in last night’s candidate’s forum organized by the Zamboanga City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation Inc. under its president Pocholo Soliven.

Fabian stressed that the city cannot move forward as how it wanted to be without the relevant involvement of all sectors of society, guided by the principle of consultation and cooperation with all the plans and programs lined up for the advancement of the city.

The last termer solon emphasized more of his points of discussions on the importance of immersion and revision of more comprehensive law enforcement strategies in order to resolve the spate of killings in the city as well as the maintenance of peace and order.

Fabian appealed to the public to morally and constructively support the efforts of law enforcement units in identifying criminals and the giving of vital information which may lead to the neutralization of suspects in their respective localities.

“I consider the business sector as partner of the local government in advancing development in the city, that’s why you (chamber) play a very vital role in moving the city onwards to greater heights,” Fabian said.

Fabian believes that the business sector should not be pushed towards the wall in terms of tax collection as the money trends and the stock market fluctuate due to recovery from recession of affluent countries which are also prime economic sources of the Philippines.

The solon presented his 10-point agenda which is his contract with the people of the city whom he said deserve proper attention and public service.

ZCCIFI president Soliven said it is the objective of the business sector in the city to know the candidates who will lead the city towards development. — Bhong Simbajon