Hegem calls for unity, end to bickering in Lamitan City PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 19 February 2013 11:20

Councilor Hegem Furigay, the youthful candidate for mayor in Lamitan City, yesterday called on all Lamiteños to unite and focus on one goal to make Lamitan the most progressive city in the region.

Hegem, at the same time, urged all Lamitan leaders to stop bickering and rise above personal interest to hasten up development and push the city ahead of the race to progress and growth competition in the country.

“We must forge unity and agree to one objective to make Lamitan a better place to live in... This is the only path to achieve progress. Bickering and squabbling are counter productive... It is stunting the growth of our beloved Lamitan,” said Hegem in a press statement.

The young alderman’s statement came on the heels of the wrangling between the incumbent mayor and vice mayor of Lamitan who both filed charges and counter charges with the Ombudsman’s office accusing each other of alleged anomaly and corruption.

Hegem lamented that bickering among the leaders does not augur well with Lamitan’s future and its people’s welfare.

“We need leaders who are statesmen and magnanimous... who are selfless and have genuine love for the city,” stressed the young mayoral aspirant, whose great great grandfather is Pedro Cuevas aka Datu Kalum, founder of Lamitan.

In his 10-point agenda announced recently, Hegem stated that if elected, he will work for a good relationship with the City Council so that programs and projects can be fasttracked.

“There should be harmony between the executive and the legislative branches... Of course there will be check and balance in the midst of cooperation between the mayor and the Sangguniang Panlungsod,” Hegem emphasized. — KS