First 100 days in office
CATBALOGAN CITY-The mayor of this city, Stephany Uy-Tan, reported that her first 100 days in office of her second term was remarkable, citing several projects and programs implemented during the period.
Uy-Tan, for one, reported that during the first 100 days in office, she had signed an agreement with the management of the Philippine Primark Properties, Inc. which will construct a business center in Catbalogan.
The proposed business center which is expected to house some of the country’s well-known business establishments will be located near the city’s public market.
“Before the end of this year, Primark will also help in repairing our central public and coastal market,” the city mayor said.
Uy-Tan also reported that the income of the city government for the first quarter has reached P55 million which is just a P9 million difference from their target collection for this fiscal year.
The City Treasurer’s Office had earlier made a target collection from local taxes of P 64 million.
The city mayor also reported that Catbalogan’s share on internal revenue allotment has now reached P547 million which is higher compared to last year’s P466 million.
In her report to her people, Mayor Uy-Tan also said that she had initiated several other projects that could help Catbalogan become a competitive city in terms of attracting more investors and in the process, help it become economically developed.
For one, she established the City Economic Enterprise and Investment Potentials charged to coordinate with potential investors to the city for them to look, for instance, their desired locations where they could put up their businesses.
Mayor Uy-Tan also said that she is also strengthening their campaign to attract more tourists by putting up tourism center and tour packages within the city.
Protecting and preserving the city’s environment from continued climate change is also among the priority programs that she initiated in her first 100 days in office which included adopt-a-estero campaign and proper waste management.
She also reported that a housing project has been initiated by her administration. (ROEL T. AMAZONA)