Electricity, security my top priorities – Fabian PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 01 April 2013 11:15

With the debilitating effects of the prolonged power crisis,and  peace and order continuing to be a major concern, Fuerza Zamboanga Mayoralty bet Erbie A. Fabian declared these two major issues will be the cornerstone of their battle cry for the forthcoming May 13, 2013 elections.

The solon, completing his third and final term as city representative of the 2nd district, said now is the time for shifting to a new brand of leadership, a leadership that sits down and consults, listens to all stakeholders and works on a comprehensive plan to direct the city to peace, progress and prosperity based on a 10-point agenda.

Fabian, who  is gunning for the mayoralty post with a well-rounded party of independents, said he is ready to serve the city as its leader and to get the work done in addressing the many pressing needs of the over 800,000 residents.

Fabian, cited for his nine years of work in the House of Representatives, has for his running mate, tested political figure in many time councilor Atty. Luis Climaco, and forms a new partnership with councilor Lilia Macrohon-Nuno as the new triumvirate leading a cast of council aspirants who include incumbent councilor and consistent front runner Atty. Melchor Sadain, former City Police Deputy Chief, Retired Supt. Hado Edding, former National Commission for Indigenous People (NCIP) Commissioner Miguel “Mike” Apostol, and retired PNP Aviation Security Regional Deputy head Supt. Joselito Bernardo in District 1, with former Councilor and veteran broadcaster Gerry Acuna, noted surgeon Dr. Antonio “Bonjing” Feliciano, retired government broadcaster and noted newspaper columnist Roseller ‘Ller’ Enriquez, FELTRANZ President Ed Mingala, Cabaluay Barangay Chair Mako Apolinario and retired Ateneo Professor Dr. Lito Depositario for District 2.

Fabian stressed the need to immediately work on long term solutions to the power shortage which has bedeviled the city the past five years, especially during the summer months, resulting in millions of pesos lost in business opportunities and wasted man hours due to incessant blackouts.

The Fuerza Zamboanga mayoralty bet also revealed the past administration has failed to put a halt to criminality in the city, painting a bad picture of the city before the eyes of businessmen and potential investors from outside from coming over to Zamboanga, citing unstable peace and order conditions.

Looking to address the harsh discomfort of the local business community over the sharp increases in real property taxes and other fees, Fabian admitted this is proving detrimental and vowed to address the problem by putting a temporary halt to the imposition of new taxes and allow the business sector to regain momentum in the city.

Outlined in his and the party’s 10-point agenda is the group’s blueprint as to where Fabian and Fuerza Zamboanga intend to navigate the city in the next three years.
It is a coherent, doable plan, drawn after intensive consultations with all the city’s stakeholders to address what needs to be done in the next three years. It addresses the city’s stand on the proposed Bangsamoro political entity which it will totally oppose,  work for the preservation of the environment particularly the Pasonanca watershed to ensure ample supply of potable water and prevent catastrophic flooding of the city, ensure the delivery of basic services and will lead a campaign to clean the city and restore Zamboanga as the city of flowers once again, spread economic development to the rural areas of the city and initiate the relocation of City Hall to a new government center, establish a favorable business climate  to attract capital investments and encourage the entry of call centers and mall developers to the city,a promise to cut red tape and do away with non- essential requirements in securing government approvals especially in securing business permits, and above all Fabian pledges to become a non-partisan leader, respect the independence of the city council and work closely with barangay leaders in community development.

FuerzaZamboanga,  officially kicks off today  its intensive city wide campaign with a planned daily, round the clock sorties by its bets and hopes to cover all the city’s 98 barangays in the compact 45-campaign day period which ends May 11, 2013.

“We will bring to our people straight in the grassroots what our plan is for the city and how each and everyone’s participation is crucial in achieving success in our future endeavors,” Fabian vowed.

We will campaign hard but will take the high road in pushing for our agenda as we have sworn to work for a clean, honest and peaceful election here in our city just like how it has always been in the past, but we will tell the truth and lay it fair and square before our people for them to judge and make up their minds,” Fabian stressed.

We are confident of our agenda, our plans for the city and in each other’s capability (Party mates) and with the people’s support we can overcome our problems and restore Zamboanga City to its once lofty position as the Orgullo de Mindanao and the City of Flores, Fabian declaredbi. —Fuerza Zamboanga PR