VICE GOV UY ASSURES FULL SUPPORT FOR GOV DAYANGHIRANG

A group photo of the Provincial Government officials  led by Governor Nelson L. Dayanghirang (8th from left) and Vice Governor Niño Sotero Uy, who is standing next beside the governor. Flanking them are the rest of the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan during the council's 15th Inaugural Session on July 8, 2016 at the SP Session Hall.

A group photo of the Provincial Government officials led by Governor Nelson L. Dayanghirang (8th from left) and Vice Governor Niño Sotero Uy, who is standing next beside the governor. Flanking them are the rest of the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan during the council’s 15th Inaugural Session on July 8, 2016 at the SP Session Hall.

The new administration of Davao Oriental Governor Nelson L.  Dayanghirang is off to a good start as the whole members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan headed by Vice Governor Niño Sotero Uy pledged their “full support” to the development agenda of Governor Dayanghirang.

During the recent 15th Sangguniang Panlalawigan Inaugural Session, Governor Dayanghirang asked for the legislative body’s full support particularly to the efforts to reduce poverty and promote inclusive development in the province.

“Kailangan ko ang tulong nyo. Hindi ko man kayang lampasan ang nagawa ni former Governor Cora Malanyaon sa probinsya ng Davao Oriental, ngunit sa tulong ninyo, sa ating pagkakaisa, siguro baka man lang kaya nating mapantayan. Alam kong hindi ko kayang mag isa, kailangan ko ang tulong ng mga myembro ng Sangguiniang Panlalawigan, department heads ng provincial government, tulong ng bawat isa para patuloy nating maitaas ang antas ng ating minahal na probinsya ng Davao Oriental. Iisa lamang ang aking pakiusap… ang politika ay tapos na. Pinili tayo ng taong bayan upang mag lingkod sa kanila. Nararapat lamang na tayo ay magkaisa, nararapat lamang na tayo ay magsama-sama. Kailangan ko ang tulong nyo, kailingan natin ang ating pagkakaisa,” Governor Dayanghirang told the members of the provincial board during their recent inaugural session here.

The governor says the ingredients needed to craft government programs that respond to the urgent needs of the people are not hard to come by. They only need to be harnessed through the full support and cooperation of people in the government. He says that through a strong unity among local leaders springs the ability to galvanize the people into action. Meaningful participation of the people, he says, is a major factor behind the success of many government programs. The new governor stressed that without the people’s support, even the most compelling vision will not have any hope of turning into a reality.

Governor Nelson L. Dayanghirang called for unity and support from all sectors of government and private institutions during the 15th Sangguniang Panalawigan’s inaugural session.

Governor Nelson L. Dayanghirang called for unity and support from all sectors of government and private institutions during the 15th Sangguniang Panalawigan’s inaugural session.

For his part, Vice Governor Uy says that he and the members of the provincial board will “reaffirm and recommit our strong support and rally behind the leadership and administration of Governor Nelson Dayanghirang.”

“Allow me to give my sincerest gratitude to the people who have become instruments of my being elected as your vice governor. First, to our Governor Nelson Dayanghirang and First District Congresswoman Corazon Malanyaon. Dili nako bulagon ning duha kay tungod para kanako, these two leaders are inseparable from each other. The absence of one becomes the weakness of the other. Governor Nelson and Congresswoman Cora, salamat kayo sa pagtugot og pagdawat kanako as your official candidate for vice governor in the recently concluded elections. These two great leaders have carried and supported me all the way even long before the campaign period. Thank you for trusting and believing in me. You have become the wind beneath my wings, so I can fly and soar high. You have become the solid rock from which my political career stands today. Madaigay na salamat kamayo duha,” says the teary-eyed Vice Governor Uy during his inaugural speech.\

Vice Governor Niño Sotero Uy pledged the Sangguniang Panlalawigan's full support to the development agenda of Governor Dayanghirang.

Vice Governor Niño Sotero Uy pledged the Sangguniang Panlalawigan’s full support to the development agenda of Governor Dayanghirang.

“The electoral processes are over. We have just hurdled one of the most divisive elections in the province. Too many broken relationships, too many agonizing words uttered, too many opportunities lost due to political bickering. Our people have spoken. It is time to heal, time to patch up and time to move on for good. I therefore humbly extend my hands of oneness and reconciliation to you all especially to our political opponents as we toil for a brighter tomorrow… As your newly installed vice governor of the province, I consider this job as a new one. The political landscape requires a new approach to effective governance which I believe is the challenge of steering rather than rowing a government. That should be mission-driven and result-oriented institution. But more significantly, responding to the needs of the poor majority and not the bureaucracy. All these are done in the name of that most elusive term ‘public service.’ As presiding chair of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, I would like to exercise in aid of legislation, a more decentralized governance which operates the hierarchy to participation, teamwork and consultation at the grassroots level. Ako maga pangulo sa usa ka Sanggunian nga makipag alayon sa pang publiko og pribadong sektor nga adunay pagpakabana aron mapanday ang mga matuod, mahinungdanon og mapuslanong balaudnon. I do believe that civilized society cannot function effectively without an effective government. I would like to quote Osborne and Gabbler, American authors who stated in their studies of reinventing government: “That equity or equal opportunity for all should be upheld by government not only because it is right and just but also because it is critical to nation’s success.’ This to me is the essence of legislating pressing concerns which will directly address to those most in need and deprived of the basic amenities of life: food sufficiency, water, power, livelihood and employment, shelter, health and education…, all operating under a secure and peaceful environment. All in the context of morally upright and good governance with our strong collaboration with our national government agencies and local partners…,” says Vice Governor Uy. By Ferdinand Zuasola, Photo by Karen Lou Deloso

 

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