Tagging himself as a hands-on local chief executive, new City Mayor Ericson Singson bared his three year plans focused on health, agriculture, education, livelihood and economic growth of the city.
“I am given this very rare chance to serve you and I vow not to fail you. I will be hands-on city mayor,” Singson said during his maiden inaugural address as he led in the oath-taking and induction of city officials.
Newly elected Ilocos Sur Gov. Ryan Luis Singson administered their oath before a full house crowd watching.
Comebacking Congressman Eric Singson and former Congresswoman and City Administrator Grace Singson led the guests, together with the city department heads, heads of different national aligned government agencies, non-governmental organizations and private sectors.
City Mayor Ericson replaced his elder brother, out-going City Mayor Allen Singson, who served for three consecutive terms.
Also taking his oath of office is City Vice Mayor Alfonso Singson who will be serving his second consecutive term.
The members of the 5th city council are City Councilors Kristelle Singson, George Valdez, Nestor Itchon, Aristeo Valdez, Rhodana Abrero, Florendo Mangasar, Jr., Fredelino Balagot, Jr., Aileen Rhoda Acal, Ma. Charina Bona and David Wagayen.
City Mayor Ericson said that he will schedule one day every month to tackle health concerns of Candonians.
He will also push for additional beneficiaries of Philhealth all over the city.
Being a medical doctor by profession, the new chief executive knows the value of health for every Candonian.
In agriculture, Singson said that he will fully support the current programs of the city and the additional programs initiated by come-backing Congressman Eric Singson.
The city will subsidize agriculture and fishery needs like fertilizers, pesticides and fingerlings, and farmers’ gasoline consumption, he said.
These programs are geared towards increase gains of farmers and fishermen.
The funds to be used will be mostly allocated from the tobacco excise tax ( R.A. 7171).
The new City Mayor will also push for more livelihood programs and additional fund.
He said that the city’s human resource which is its biggest asset should be maximized.
Singson said he will look closely on the economic growth and the on-going expansions all over the city.
Candon City had grown leaps and bounds after it attained its cityhood in 2001 authored by then Congresswoman Grace Singson.
The new City Mayor pointed out the plan of by-pass road along eastern side of the city.
It is now on the advance stage of planning and when realized it will surely ease the traffic situation along the business district of the city.
Candon City was adjudged as 2010 Most Business Friendly of the Philippines by the influential Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc.
In the field of education, City Mayor Ericson said that he will provide computers and internet connections to the different schools in the city which drew much applaud from the large number of teachers who attended the affair.
Singson said that he will be moving around the city to see the developments and implementation of city programs and projects.
The plans and programs for the continuous growth of the city will be thorough tackled in the upcoming Executive- Legislative Agenda slated on third week of July, he said.
The new city mayor is second eldest son of Congressman Eric Singson and former Congresswoman and current city administrator Grace Singson. He is married to lawyer Maria Clarissa Galima Singson and they are blessed with twin daughters Erica and Elize.
In related news, the legislative body headed by City Vice Mayor Alfonso vowed to cooperate and extend the full support to the administration of City Mayor Ericson.
“Harmonious relationship between the executive and legislative body assures better services for all our constituents,” City Vice Mayor Alfonso Singson said.