First Monday Flag Raising Ceremony in 2018

Nearly a thousand government officials and employees converged at the City Quadrangle to attend the first Monday flag raising ceremony for the new year 2018.

Mayor Felipe Antonio “Ipe” Remollo delivered his remarks acknowledging the fine performance of the different departments and divisions of the city government including the Philippine National Police, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology and Bureau of Fire Protection last year 2017.

He also urged the assembled employees, department heads and city officials namely Vice-Mayor Franklin Esmeña, Councilors Alan Gel Cordova, Karissa Tolentino-Maxino, Agustin Miguel Perdices, Lilani Ramon, Manuel Arbon, Lionel Banogon, City Administrator Ricardo Gonzales Jr. and City Assistant Administrator Dinno T. Depositario to redouble their efforts to render prompt and efficient service to the public.

Mayor Remollo also announced that the city’s income has grown from P617 million in 2015, P678 million in 2016 to P 762 million in 2017 through the industry of the City Treasurer’s Office led by Cristina Merced, thus the city can afford to grant the 3rd tranche salary increase for regular employees. The Job Order workers already received an increase of P50/day while the increase for Casual Plantilla personnel will be tackled first by the Finance Committee.

The city will pursue the completion of big projects this year: construction of the sanitary landfill, installation of 350 CCTVs, construction of 2 bridges to replace the spillways in Barangay Taclobo (near BIR) and at the back of Foundation University, restoration of the old Presidencia, bridge connecting Barangay Candau-ay and Cadawinonan that is part of the diversion road to ease traffic congestion in the downtown area, shoreline protection and view deck along Rizal boulevard, among other projects for 2018.