TACLOBAN CITY, June 14 (PNA) — Actress-turned-politician Cristina Gonzales-Romualdez will prioritize economic growth and jobs creation during her first 100 days as mayor of this city.
Her economic plan is centered on raising the living standards of city residents in the bid to sustain the recovery of the city after the 2013 super typhoon.
“We must have something to show for our money, more jobs, better educated people, and a health care system that works,” Romualdez said.
The mayor-elect is also committed to strengthening security and tourism.
Romualdez is also open to putting up a 911 response center in the city, which will help fight criminality and provide a more efficient emergency response especially during emergencies.
“We need to work intensively regarding traffic. We will renew the traffic light system in the city. Fix the sidewalks and install street-lights in different areas and put up surveillance cameras on the streets to deter crimes,” she added.
Romualdez, an incumbent city councilor and wife of outgoing mayor, said that safer communities will attract more tourists that will bring more investment opportunities.
“If a city is not safe, it does not serve public interest, it does not offer opportunities and attractive public places and buildings,” she said.
“The test of this plan cannot be what is in it for me, it has got to be what is in it for us. If we work hard together, if we rededicate ourselves to creating jobs, to strengthening our families, to reinventing our government, then we can lift our city’s fortune again,” she concluded. (PNA)