Good governance is founded on the core values of – transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity. My service will be characterized by responsible leadership, humility, fairness and purity of intentions,” said retired PNP director and mayoral candidate Benjamin Magalong, when asked what he could do to better the lives in the City of Baguio.
“I believe I have the leadership potential to lead the local government unit of Baguio and harness support of the private sector and community in resolving the present issues affecting the city – environment (waste management and pollution), traffic, drugs, and other peace and order problems.We also need to enhance and increase support to education, health, culture and arts.”
“Thru technology, processes and systems of the various departments in the city government shall be integrated and automated to improve services to its constituents.There will be no need for residents to go to the City Hall to file for permits and other requisite applications. They can do it online and Barangay halls will serve as extensions of the City Hall when processing their applications. Senior citizens will considerably benefit from this setup.”
“Mechanisms to address complaints related to government service and projects will be enhanced which would include feedback and quality assurance to complaints.”
Speeding up government action. Government services will be made accessible, available, and affordable to the people.
We must make our constituents feel and experience government service at its finest. Revitalizing the environment, the government will take the lead in efforts to intensify environmental protection, preservation, conservation, and replenishment of dwindling resources.
Our goal is simple: We must ensure that our constituents have clean air, safe residents.
Innovating peace and order condition. We will aspire for the best possible peace and order management for Baguio.
Modern innovative solutions including Safe Cities technology will be applied. Aggressive traffic management. We have to devise a more effective traffic management system through a consistent application of the 4- E’s — Enforcement, Engineering, Education and Enactment of appropriate legislation.
Responsive education program. We should strengthen efforts that will sustain Baguio’s competence as center of quality education
in all levels.
We should propagate the Alternative Learning System, encourage Technical-Vocational studies, and allot more scholarships for the financially challenged.
Empowering the youth. Our youth development programs must strive to make our children morally responsible and better prepared for adulthood. Facilities will be established as youth convergence centers.
Jon Bulaon (TwiMedia)