By: Emme Rose Santiagudo
EVEN before the midterm elections concluded on Monday, four Iloilo mayors were already in celebratory mood.
Reelectionist mayors Ninfa Garin of San Joaquin, Jett Rojas of Ajuy, Carlos Cabangal of Banate and Ronilo Caspe of Cabatuan were already sure winners because they were unopposed.
Caspe, who ran under the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino Lakas ng Bayan thanked the people of Cabatuan and barangay officials for their unwavering support for his candidacy.
Gapasalaamat gid ko kay dako gid ang suporta sang pumuluyo kapin pa ang barangay officials, he said.
After securing his third term, Caspe vowed to continue his programs particularly in infrastructure
Sa subong padayunon pagpasemento sa karsada sa mga barangay and plano ko man mapatapos ang amon public market, convention center, plaza, kag Liga (ng mga Barangay) building namon, he said.
In agriculture, Caspe said they will be now focusing on urban gardening and better rice production.
On the other hand, Rojas, who secured his second term in Ajuy under the banner of Nacionalista Party, promised to target problems of poverty and solid waste management.
He also thanked the residents and enjoined them to unite for the brighter future of Ajuy.
Gapasalamat gid ako sa Ginoo kag sa mga pumuluyo and leaders kag tanan man nga nakabulig sa akon. Tingob kita magbinuligay para maayo nga bwas damlag. Indi pwede nga maasa lang kita sa gobyerno kag private institutions, he said.
Nacionalista Party bets Cabangal and Garin also secured their second consecutive terms.