BOBON, Northern Samar- The mayor of this town is serious in addressing the basic needs of his people which includes livelihood, infrastructures, health and nutrition and providing scholarship to poor but deserving students.
Mayor Reny Acero-Celespara, 43, said that he would fulfil these “priorities” as he is aware that these would help improve his fourth-class town and become economically developed.
The town mayor said that he is also pushing for the development of their tourist spots as another engine of growth. The town of Bobon is known for its beautiful and powdery sand beaches, waterfalls and caves that could attract tourists who want to commune with nature.
Mayor Celespara is also helping his people earn a living through his various livelihood projects. Since he assumed his post in 2010, he initiated several livelihood projects such as fruit, fish and vegetable vending, hog fattening.
Persons with disabilities and those coming from indigent families were the primary beneficiaries of the town mayor’s job programs. They could even borrow financial loan from the local government unit as high as P20, 000 without interest of payment.
“Sa aton mga programa, damo gud maupay an at katuyuanan, salit waray rason nga dere magigin malinampuson, labihan san padayon nga suporta san mga empleyado ug igkasi ko mga opisyal san aton bungto”, Mayor Celespara said.
He also announced that since September,2013, the residents of Barangay Acedera and Trojillo have been enjoying safe and potable water with the construction of a level II water supply system with 48 communal faucets.
The water is source from a spring in Brgy. Trojillo. The project cost at P6 million under the Salintubig Project of the Department of Health.
Likewise, Celespara, who is a registered nurse by profession, revealed that a rural health unit is now being enjoyed by his people. The construction of the two-storey facility was donated by Bagong Henerasyon party-list Rep. Bernadette Herrera at P3 million.
The facility houses with laboratory, sputum collection area, dental services among other medical and health care needs especially, the lying-in or delivery room.
At present, his administration is paying the tuition fees and other benefits to 462 students under his scholarship program. The local government set aside about P866,000 a year for this program which was supported by then Governor Paul Daza and his father, ex-Rep. Raul Daza.
The town mayor, who was once was a village chairman and town councilor, also plans to put up a website for easy access of the people, particularly visitors and tourists. Also, this will help the public be informed on what he is doing as mayor of their town.
Mayor Celespara is always in contact with other officials of the town, to include his department heads for updates of their programs and projects geared for the betterment of his town and people. (PETER D. PAREDES)