Mayor Severo Palanca has seated as the city’s chief executive for the past 20 years. Because of the former Mayor’s length of service to the city, a lot of developments can now be seen in our beloved hometown. Many recognition and awards have been earned by the city through his efforts. For one, he converted the then third class municipality into one of the progressive cities in the province. The building of the Victorias Coliseum, the changes in the public plaza, the business investors in the Victorias commercial center, the tourist destination Gawahon Mountain and Eco Resort are among his top legacies to the city.
Mayor Vero tho, since he sat for twenty years also advanced in age.He was already 80 when he retired as mayor. Came with it, some parts were really not beneficial and helpful to the city. Some of mayor’s team because also of their length of service became non performing, stagnant and lacked vision to make a change.
The newly elected mayor, Hon. Francis Frederick Wantan Palanca has set new platforms, new visions and is trying really hard to have a new leadership with discipline and open-mindedness, when it comes to work.
Mayor Wantan wants to see to it that the people who pay taxes get what they deserve. A new line of effective public servants who are worth the people’s taxes should be put in place.
Mayor Wantan believes that putting a line of department heads in the city hall is a thing that needs thorough evaluation. Right now, one of his initial plans to start with is a new team to handle the services the people need.
Those who are not performing well should be moved to where they excel the best. And critical positions in the city hall should be headed by effective, competent and deserving managers.
I like it the way the new mayor starts his program for Victorias. I am so excited that in time our city will be more progressive and services the people deserve should be given. Putting the right people for the job, is a good kick off of running the entire city. It really should start from the mayor’s team, then everything will just follow.
In a year or two, I am positive that I could say and write in my blog how our City has changed for the better and has levelled up with some progressive LGUs in the province.
Goodluck to Mayor Wantan and his new set of leaders. I support you all the way! Asenso na Victoriahanon!