Maasin chair intensifies efforts for final term PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 08 December 2013 14:05

Misael “Doglo” Bernardo returns to his post as Maasin Chairperson, and for his final term, intends to further intensify the projects he initiated in the barangay over the past six years.

During his previous terms, Bernardo, who currently holds the dual distinction for being Maasin’s youngest chairperson and for winning the barangay elections unopposed, successfully instituted a barangay ID system as an added means of security as well as supported approximately 90 scholars for learning centers and elementary education.

In addition, Bernardo also pushed for the completion of various infrastructure projects, the most significant of which is the farm – to – market road to Baluno.

The three-term chairman also cited the need for barangays, especially those situated in City’s West Coast, to step up their security by increasing coastal patrol measures, and controlling the proliferation of illegal settlers, especially in light of the Zamboanga crisis last September.

Moreover, barangay workers should be duly equipped and trained in disaster preparedness and reduction, he said.

Before taking up his post as chairperson, Bernardo previously served as Maasin’s youngest kagawad in 2002, before making and winning his bid for his first term as chairperson in 2007.

Aside from his political duties, Bernardo is also an active member of the Zamboanga Jaycees, having served as the organization’s president in 2010, the director of the Liga ng Barangay (Zamboanga) for 2010 – 2013, and a former director of the FEBARKAZA West Coast. — Jasmine Mohammadsali