Mayor Rama reports State of the City
(CEBU CITY - Public Information Office) Being the chief executive of this Queen City of the South, Cebu City Mayor Michael L Rama successfully delivered his first State of the City Address (SOCA) for his second term last July 2, 2014 Wednesday.
The People's Mayor delivered his SOCA before the Cebu City 13th Sangguniang Panlungsod's second inaugural session at the Doña Eva Macaraeg-Macapagal session hall, located at the fourth floor of Legislative building in Cebu City Hall.
It took him about 1 hour and 13 minutes in presenting his 7 pages SOCA highlighting the accomplishments and targets of the People’s administration. He was applauded 75 times for the duration of his speech including his grand entrance and exit.
The Mayor reiterated that all his actions and plans are geared towards his vision for the city to become a sustainable community that will allow its constituents help manage the resources of a growing city, guarantees healthier well-being, provides economic productivity, with active, dynamic and performing people and with a city hall at your doorstep.
He urged everyone to join him in his policy direction of a People-Privately Driven Governance (PPDG) guided by his matra, "Tul-iron ang hiwi, Nindoton ang Bati, Limpiyohon ang Hugaw, Wagtangon ang Baho, ug Han-ayon ang Gubot (Straighten what is Crooked, Beautify what is Ugly, Clean what is Dirty, Put fragrance what is Obnoxious, and Make an order on what is Chaotic)."
The city's chief executive pointed out various accomplishments in line with his platforms such as Social Services, Environment, Education, Development, Business, Infrastructure, Governance, Public Affairs, People and Place.
He also reported the city's financial status having a 1.7 Billion pesos in cash in the city government's coffers per City Treasurer's Office latest account as of June 30 this year, citing that the city are now able to determine its worth and potential.
Looking forward, the mayor also encouraged everyone to do their share and help build the new People's Hospital, build homes for our employees, apportion land to the landless, resolve the 93-1 tenurial issue, establish Children's Park and Magellan's Park, complete the road concreting of all farm-to-market roads, and address the various problems in the 80 villages comprising the city, among several others.
Under the People's Mayor's leadership, this Queen City of the South has received numerous recognition and awards. This included the ASEAN City of Culture, World's top 8 BPO destination, Asia's Retirement Hub, E-Governance and Good Housekeeping Awards, Most Liveable City in the Philippines by Pinaka television program of GMA News TV, and Liveable Place in Asia by Real Estate giant Lamudi, and many more.
With all the accomplishments and targets of the People's Administration, Mayor Rama never failed to thanked everyone especially the August Body for their complete attendance, support and in inviting him to deliver his SOCA during their second inaugural session, the city's Department heads, his City Hall Family, village officials, and the Cebuanos.
"You are the wind beneath my wings, and together we can make the best things to happen in Cebu City," the mayor emphasized.
Furthermore, a thanksgiving mass was offered and followed by the Flag-raising ceremony held at the Plaza Sugbo prior to the session. Thousands also partook in the activity and watched the live coverage of the SOCA via a led television and white screen strategically placed at the Plaza Sugbo, lobby of Cebu City Hall, and in the city's Social Hall. The activity was also aired live in the Cebu Catholic Television Network in Channel 47. (By: Greggy Jiggs P. Senados/Cebu City PIO)
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