This is the pledge of Caloocan Mayor Oscar Malapitan to his constituents in his inauguration as he reassumes his post as the head of the city.
Together with 1st District Congressman Dale Gonzalo Malapitan and Vice Mayor Maca Asistio, Mayor Malapitan led the oath taking of: 1st District Councilors: Marilou Nubla, Aurora Henson, Carmelo Africa, Dean Asistio, PJ Malonzo, Karina Teh; 2ndDistrict Councilors: Roberto Samson, Milagros Mercado, Tolentino Bagus, Carol Cunanan, LA Asistio, and Ed Aruelo.
Change- the battle cry of the new administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, has been the advocacy of Mayor Malapitan since he started serving as Mayor of Caloocan in 2013.
“I am glad that President Duterte and I have the same vision. We need to change the old ways to provide a better life for the people and we, in Caloocan, have started to implement these positive changes in our city 3 years ago,” said the Mayor.
Malapitan also admitted that he was challenged by the overwhelming support manifested by the people through their votes during the May 2016 elections and that he intends to return the favor of trusting him by providing more programs and projects that will best serve the people.
Baring his plans for his 2nd term in office, Malapitan said that he plans to build a drug rehabilitation center, a public cemetery, new public markets, health centers, and the continuous improvement of roads and streetlights.
The Mayor also reiterated his commitment to go after drug syndicates operating in Caloocan, and the strict implementation of curfew for minors and proper dress code in public, as well as the ordinances prohibiting anyone from drinking alcohol near the streets and using videoke after 10 in the evening .
Repeating his call for unity, Mayor Malapitan asked everyone “to join hands and work together to provide convenience to the public, serve the people, and make Caloocan a premier city.”