Dexiplina Catbalogan

More than a thousand audience witnessed the ceremonial oath-taking of the newly-elected city officials of the city government yesterday on July 01, 2019 at Samar State University Gymnasium, Catbalogan City.

City Mayor for two (2) terms and now City Councilor Stephany Uy-Tan and City Vice Mayor Coefredo “Tekwa” Uy took their respective oaths before Presiding Judge of the Municipal Trial Court in Cities, Honorable Odelon Mabutin along with six (6) other members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod of this city.

City Mayor Dexter Uy, poised as the youngest mayor in the history of Catbalogan delivered his inaugural speech to a crowd of barangay and sangguniang kabataan officials, civil society representatives, agency partners, city employees and other stakeholders with his message of thanks to the entirety of Catbalogan for the overwhelming support, a call for unity, and his emphasis on the need for discipline to address the city’s current challenges.

Three (3) executive orders were signed as his first act as City Mayor and these were on the reorganization of the Office of the City Mayor to be more responsive to the concerns of the people; the creation an enforcement unit that will strictly implement ordinances and laws; and the creation of the ‘Task Force on City’s Cleanliness’.

Launched as a call for community participation, ‘DEXiplina Catbalogan’ emphasizes the importance of discipline to address solid waste and traffic management, discipline as a solution for a stricter enforcement of laws and ordinances in the city; discipline as needed for the continued progress of the city; and that discipline is everyone’s responsibility.

“Ha pagsolbar han problema ha basura,
DEXiplina it kinahanglan.
Ha pagtuhay han traffic ha kalsada,
DEXiplina it kinahanglan.
Ha pagpatuman han mga balaud,
DEXiplina it kinahanglan.
Ha padayon nga pag-uswag han ciudad,
DEXiplina it kinahanglan.

DEXiplina ha Catbalogan, responsibilidad naton ngatanan!”

And Mayor Dexter ended his inaugural speech by putting emphasis on the essence of a family by saying “Kalipayan ko nga magserbi ha iyo, kay pamilya ko kamo. Maniniguro ako para ha iyo, kay pamilya ko kamo. Magsasakripisyo ako para ha iyo, kay pamilya ko kamo.”

Carrying a new brand of leadership, Mayor Dexter seeks to continue the progress and development in Catbalogan with his tagline of “Derecho Uswag Catbalogan” through a transparent, inclusive, responsive and empowered local governance.

For the next three years, Mayor Dexter will be Catbalogan City’s ‘Kuya’ or ‘Brother’ who calls will work for the goodness of all Catbalogan whom he now considers as one big family. 

(Photos by Michael Balan; Article by Ador Hurtado)

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