LDS Legislators: The Oath of Office Is a Symbol of Public Service
MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur (PIA)–As Lanao del Sur provincial officials were sworn in en masse in the presence of Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri on Monday, July 4, two provincial lawmakers strongly emphasized that the commitment that they had just taken symbolized their commitment to be of service to their constituents.
“The oath we took symbolizes our commitment to serve the people by exemplifying quality and competence for the advancement of our province and the people is our top priority,” 2nd District MP Yasser Balindong said in his statement. closing speech at the event.
Citing Section 1, Article 11 of the 1987 Philippine Constitution which states that public office is a public office, 1st District Representative Congressman Ziaur-Rahman Alonto Adiong looked forward to them effectively carrying out of their tenure because they were all entrusted with the most sacred asset. of the people who are the government.
He pointed out that they are now obligated to maintain the integrity of their offices not only by responding to social concerns, but also by providing the highest quality service in the most effective and efficient manner, because after all , they are paid by taxpayers’ money to do exactly that duty and to ensure that the government of the people, by the people and for the people is not limited to a mere maxim or political thought but leaves a reality that everyone can enjoy.
“We affirm our commitment to serve our communities and pledge that in doing so, we at the same time call ourselves accountable to our people,” Adiong said.
This was affirmed by Balindong who indicated that the elected candidates were reminded that with the public trust bestowed upon them comes great understanding and that they should lead their respective localities with transparency and accountability. necessary to continue to improve the quality of life of their people.
As such, he assured that they will continue to execute and promote reforms in local government, as well as improve the implementation of the policies they have and will create.
The two representatives also called for the collective efforts of the public to achieve their objective which is the advancement of their province.
Adiong emphasized that with the elections already over, they are calling and reaching out in unity and peace to the people to come together and respond to the national call for unity and healing.
Balindong, on the other hand, underscored the essential contribution of each individual to the governance of the province, encompassing planning, consultative decision-making and the implementation of leadership-supervised and people-oriented policies.
“I look forward to working with all of you as we lay the foundation for our government that is creating space for meaningful change, working together to seize new opportunities, and facilitating a new era of transformative leadership that will leave a strong footprint for the next years to come,” he said. (CRG/PIA-10/Lanao del Sur)