MARIVELES, Bataan – Mayor Ace Jello Concepcion of this industrial town reported the achievements of his administration during his State of Municipality Address (SOMA) here on Monday.
“We are known not only in the province but in the entire country for being an awardee of Seal of Good Local Governance from DILG annually except for a year”, the mayor said in vernacular.
“We are consistent recipient of the Seal of Good Financial Housekeeping from DILG for efficient fiscal management and financial transparency”, he also said.
The mayor also said they had implemented priority projects that were thoroughly studied.
“We had built roads, multi-purpose halls, drainages in barangays”, he said.
“With our serious effort in our tobacco control initiative in our town, we became recipient of Red Orchid award from DOH”, Concepcion reported.
“I was also chosen as one of the mayors in the region who underwent the municipal leadership and governance program training sponsored by Development Academy of the Philippines, DOH, and Zuellig Family Foundation”, the mayor said.
“The knowledge I learned from the training enabled me to come up with health programs in our municipality that led to zero maternal deaths, reduced cases of non-communicable diseases, and tackled teenage pregnancies here”, he said.
“We also opened animal bite clinic so that we don’t have to go to Balanga when bitten by dog or cat”, he added.
Concepcion also reported the programs he initiated in education, agriculture, and disaster response. He also cited the continued efficient delivery of basic services to the people.
“I would like to sincerely thank all of you for accompanying me to remain strong and broad-minded in the face of harsh criticisms and smear campaign. Amidst incessant attack, I have chosen to continue serving the people”, the mayor told local folks.