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EdSa Delivers Third Ulat Sa Bayan [ Monday, 10th of August 2015 | 2 years ago ]


Highlighting the city’s accomplishments is the sole topic of City Mayor Edwin D. Santiago during his third Ulat SA Bayan held at Heroes Hall on July 31.

In his third Ulat SA Bayan, Mayor EdSa laid the city’s accomplished projects and programs brought by the cooperation between different agencies and the local government unit.

He pointed out that he is aiming for excellence and to attain this, the city has undergone four approaches; efficiency and effectiveness, empowerment, barangay based governance and inclusive and sustainable growth that catapulted the city to success.

Mayor EdSa proudly stated that the city has garnered its first billion revenue collection and with this, they have been able to expand the city’s programs for the benefit of the Fernandinos.

San Fernando’s Business One Stop Shop is one of the prides of his administration; with this the application for business permits were faster cheaper and more effective resulting to more businesses and investments in the city, also bringing more job opportunities to Fernandinos.

Mayor EdSa also stated that the city has been producing talented and skilled workers, which is the result of the city’s free skills training among women, youth and unemployed Fernandinos with the help of Technical Educational Skills Development Authority or TESDA.

He also presented the city’s awards on environment despite the fast approach of modernization and urbanization of the city.

“Kinikilala tayo ng iba’t ibang institusyon sa bansa na modelo sa solid waste management. Gumawa tayo ng Task Force KKK, Plastic Free Ordinance at tinagurian din tayong Zero Waste Hero ng Eco Waste Coalition.”

Mayor EdSa is pushing for development and at the same time, he wants San Fernando to be known as the “Green City” who attained development without sacrificing the welfare of the environment.

Meanwhile, San Fernando has always been keen on observing public health and safety; with this the city is conducting a medical and dental mission on a weekly basis on different parts of the city.

Mayor EdSa ensures the welfare of the senior citizens in the city, giving them sufficient needs; making them one of the priorities of San Fernando.

The city is also prioritizing the youth, providing them scholarship grants, amounting to over P30 million in order to provide access to a better future for young Fernandinos, and this year, the city is said to target 5,000 scholars equivalent to P55 million.

He pointed out that during his term, the city gave out financial supports to Fernandinos under the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program or 4Ps and Self Employment Assistance Kaunlaran Program in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

Mayor EdSa ended his Ulat sa Bayan by challenging everyone to be a part of the solution to the community and not a part of the problem.

“We are responsible for our actions, we are accountable for the future of our children. Fernandino ing mumuna, Fernandino ing manimuna. Kumilos po tayo ng sama-sama.”

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