“Politics is never indeed an easy task without the support and understanding of our wives,” Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr. said during the joint Christmas celebration of the First Ladies’ League of Pangasinan and the Pangasinan Municipal Mayors’ League.
Gov. Espino also took the opportunity to apologize and explain why he was not able to entertain some invitations of other mayors on various social occasions in their respective municipalities due to the volume of work that required his immediate attention.
He also pointed out that he was working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to fulfill his vision to make Pangasinan as the premium province in the country.
Nevertheless, he assured the mayors of his regular visits and consultation this coming year 2009.
Though there are still much work to be done, Gov. Espino noted that in a span of 17 months, the province has already successfully set some benchmarks leading to economic success.
The governor also enumerated his projects that include finding ways on learning new techniques primarily on farming to regain the status of Pangasinan as one of biggest producers of agricultural products. He also pointed out the simultaneous upgrading and renovation of other buildings inside the provincial capitol complex, school buildings, the 14 government-owned hospitals and seven agricultural stations.
Gov. Espino urged all mayors to face the challenges of the coming year through unity and support in pursuing the standard of excellence for all the ongoing projects and programs of the provincial government to attain an overall transformation.
Meanwhile, Mayor Ramon Guico Jr., President of the Philippine Mayors League, also graced the event and persuaded some 27 mayors in attendance to support the programs of the Espino administration wherein they play a bigger role in bringing back the progress of our province.
Pangasinan Vice Governor Marlyn Primicias-Agabas, first district BM Alice Pulido and PNP Provincial Director PS/Supt Percival Barba likewise attended the occasion to express their support to Espino’s administration and the mayors league. (PIO/Janice Doria)