By: Glazyl Y. Masculino
BACOLOD City – Newly-elected Mayor Victor Gerardo Rojas of Murcia town in Negros Occidental asked for the cooperation and support of the people for the continued progress of the town.
This was the appeal of Rojas, who took oath before Municipal Circuit Trial Court Judge Blas Nolasco Jr. in rites held at the Murcia Sports and Cultural Center on June 28.
Newly-elected town councilors, and Vice Mayor Johnny Reosura also took their oath in the said ceremony.
Rojas vowed to deliver responsible and excellent services to the people of Murcia, which include – enhanced delivery of health services, expanded scholarship programs, promotion of tourism and investment, maintenance of the stability of peace and order, providing basic necessities such electricity and potable water resources, boosting of food security and livelihood projects, and more responsive infrastructure projects.
For the health services, Rojas plans to continue upgrading and expanding the equipment and facilities of the municipal health center and provide more medicines and basic medical equipment to barangay health centers to meet the needs of the people.
For education, he vowed to strengthen the educational programs for more scholarship opportunities.
In terms of tourism and investment, the newly elected mayor aims to continue their business practiced to attract more investors to establish businesses in the town.
To provide basic necessities for the people, Rojas said his administration will continue to identify areas with abundant water resources so that they can maximize the use of these water resources for irrigation.
Rojas also highlighted his plan to provide more livelihood projects in far-flung areas based on the needs and strengths of each locality so that projects will have a greater chance of viability and sustainability.
“As I embark on this new journey, I continue to ask for your prayers and support towards our noble dream to make Murcia a more dynamic and progressive town,” said Rojas, who served as vice mayor of the town for three terms under the leadership of former Mayor and now newly-elected third district board member Andrew Montelibano.
Rojas in his speech, said “let us put aside politics and start working together towards the improvement of our town. Our town demands it. Our people expect it.”
“I will put together all resources to deliver the necessary services to address those needs. Together we can do better,” he added.
Meanwhile, Rojas thanked the people of Murcia for believing in him, for putting their trust and, for the support given to him being in the public service for 15 years.