After leading his team Ericson to winning all but one post, City Mayor Ericson declared that he is now leading the way for one team, Team Candon, for the sake of all Candonians.
“As father of Candon, I am and will always be a healing leader,” Singson said in his inaugural address on June 28.
City Mayor Singson led the other city officials in the inauguration and induction rites with re-elected Congressman Eric Singson who administered the oath taking.
Taking their oaths were reelected City Councilors Kristelle Singson- Martinez, Nestor Itchon, Aileen Acal, Charina Bona, David Wagayen and Florendo Mangasar, Jr..
Others sworn into office were comebacking City Councilor Robert Tudayan and newly elected City Councilors Joanne Valdez, Godofredo Abrero and Oscar Balagot.
Witnessing the ceremonies were members of their family, relatives and supporters.
Others invited in the program were barangay officials, city employees, officials and personnel from the aligned national government agencies, Non-governmental organizations and private sector.
City Mayor Singson, in his 23 minutes address, expressed his deep appreciation for the overwhelming support for his second term mandate as he laid out his plans.
Among his top priorities are tourism, agriculture, infrastructure, health and education.
In tourism, he is pushing for the development of the City Watershed situated at the mountains of barangays Palacapac and San Andres as the next tourist destination in the city by constructing facilities and programs to make it as a picnic and adventure area.
He is also working for the conversion of the two-storey cyber library to two museums for Sacada and tobacco.
Candon is closely identified with sacada being the origin of the first 15 sacadas that went to Hawaii in 1906.
Tobacco remains as the top cash crop of the city and the country’s biggest Virginia tobacco type producer.
City Mayor Singson also said that more agricultural support will be expected pointing out the huge contributions of farmers and fishermen to the economy of the city which remains to be an agriculture base.
In infrastructure, he said that the completion of the major on-going projects; Class- AA slaughter house, pasalubong center and by-pass road (phase I) are expected to be done this year.
The diversion road will ease the heavy traffic along the central business area of the city and also will result to business expansion and entry of new businesses along the four-lane route that pass through barangays Tablac, Bagani Campo, Bagani Ubbog and Bagani Gabor.
City Mayor Singson said that education remains a major priority noting that the whole country is at the midst of adjustments of the first full implementation of K to 12 educational curriculum.
He said that the city government had already extended assistance in the needs in infrastructure, educational materials and others.
The city government provides free school bags and school supplies to day care and grade I pupils, financial assistance to Grade 7 and support and maintain 350 college scholars annually.
He said the health sector remains among the priorities as the city health care services are among the country’s most lauded having gained national attention with the numerous recognition garnered.
City Mayor Singson said that as they started their term, he continues to ask for Candonians’ full support and cooperation so as one team with same aim, progress and economic growth will be continued in the next three years and beyond.
“As one solid Candon, we will make our beloved Candon as bustling city, the city of our dreams and the most livable city it can be,” he said.