House Speaker Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez said during the 20th cityhood anniversary celebration of Tagum City Wednesday that he did not wish to serve as congressman of the 1st District in Davao del Norte for three terms, but only for two terms.
Joining with the Tagum City officials, employees and people led by Mayor Allan Rellon during the anniversary program in the afternoon at the New City Hall, the Speaker vowed he would do what he can, “I’ll do all” to finish within two terms all big-ticket projects on the pipeline as well those jumpstarted.
He mentioned the P500 million for modern football stadium, which could host international events, the start of the construction of the Tagum-to-Digos phase of Mindanao railway “this year”, and there is another phase for Tagum-Butuan City, and the flyover project, “which could be finished before the election next year.”
He also announced soon the Dept. of Foreign Affairs Consulate would open in Tagum.
He asked the people to give him more one more term to serve them, adding that his dream is that by end of his term “there would no more squatters in Tagum City,” apparently hinting he would be having mass socialized housing in the city.
He said “it’s a tough job” which needs people support, candidly adding “that’s why I need two terms.”
“Public service is sacrifice. I want to serve to the people what public service is as congressman, not only in sessions but also in delivering the goods for the people,” he concluded. (mindanaosunchronicle.com/Cha Monforte)