The Liberal Party in Bohol keeps and even further heightens its momentum in three-district jumpstart campaign rallies in Anda and vote-richer Tubigon today and Talibon on Monday.
LP provincial standard bearer Gov. Edgar Chatto, Vice Gov. Concepcion Lim and other stalwarts lead the opening salvos this Easter Sunday to kick off the local campaign in the three districts of the province.
The LP-led administration coalition will intensify its campaign based on good governance, competence, accomplishments and performances, track record and sustainability of social services anchored on Daang Matuwid.
Provincial Administrator Alfonso Damalerio II, who is the general campaign manager of the LP-Padayon Bol-anon Team, assured the Boholanos that it is going to be a major victory for candidates in both national and local slates.
Damalerio stressed that Chatto’s awareness and performance rating are strong indicators of a clear message that connects national programs that are adequately cascaded to the barangays and the purok levels.
To recall in the 2010 and 2013 elections, Chatto and Lim gain tremendous victories in almost all towns in Bohol.
As the campaign machinery fuels today, the LP Padayon Bol-anon, strongly supported by Pres. Noynoy Aquino’s recent visit, together with the cabinet members; once again will sail surely to victory, Damalerio added.
During initial consultative meetings in the towns, Chatto and Lim vowed to swing the momentum up as the Boholanos feel the great need for the continuity of tested programs and services as well as sustainable development.
While Chatto has maintained his high lead in surveys, government and private stakeholders believe in the Daang Matuwid tandem to propel Bohol to greater heights.
Boholanos are more convinced of the Chatto-Lim leadership to continue the province’s remarkable gains in promoting tourism, investments, agriculture, health care, infrastructure, education, and provision of social benefits, among others.
Chatto in each campaign rallies are joined by the congressmen Rene Relampagos, Gerry Garcia and Arthur Yap for 1st, second and third districts respectively.
Also joining are the provincial board member slates in the three districts, namely: Benjie Arcamo, Abel Damalerio and Ricky Masamayor for the first district; Aga Avenido, Giehrjem Puracan and Jonel Torregosa in the second district and Jade Baustista, Sancho Bernales, Elpidio Jala and Alexie Tutor.
Each sortie presents a strong LP line up based on integrity, dedication and teamwork.
JUST AMONG THE BEST PRACTICES
In specific, Bohol under Chatto has accomplished such best practices and initiatives on health as the wider Philhealth thru the Point of Care, hospital modernization program, patient subsidy, and more and bigger surgical-medical missions.
Education has been enhanced thru Dynamic Learning Program (DLP), intensified bayanihan school building program, Bohol Educational Subsidy apart from the Pres. CPG Scholarship Program, Bohol’s national model senior high schools in tourism and agriculture, and Expanded Special Program for the Employment of Students (E-SPES) under the E-SPES Law or Republic Act 9547 which Chatto himself principally authored when he was then congressman.
Programs and advocacies for agriculture, food security and livelihood have been strengthened thru the Food Always In The Home (FAITH), Herbal Organic Plants Enhancement (HOPE), Chicken Always Ready In The Yard (CHARITY) and Bohol Native Chicken Development, as well as the dairy industry development and stronger Barangay Livestock Aide (BALA) Program.
All these have been seriously pursued while the province launched its aggressive tourism recovery program in the aftermath of the epic earthquake that broke the bones of the island.
Only in Chatto’s time that the province innovated the HEAT IT Bohol Caravan, special People’s Day every first Monday of the month, Governor’s Sub-Offices in Ubay, Talibon, Carmen and Jagna, emergency response system TaRSIER 117, and Countryside Development Program – Purok Power Movement (CDP-PPM).
Recently, the governor created by executive order the Joint Task Force Dagon for a more integrated, responsive approach to curbing criminalities and maintaining peace and order as well as public safety and security.
Sustainable development has come in different laudable creations to include the Bohol Energy Development Advisory Group (BEDAG), UP Advisory Council, and Panglao Island and Tagbilaran City Executive Committee (PITCEC) for a more harmonious progress.
Other Chatto legacies include the Tourism Road Convergence Program, which is provided for under another Chatto Law, the National Tourism Act of 2009 o RA 9593, and the KALSADA Program which is based on the successful experience of the province and adopted nationally.
On administration development, the capitol has institutionalized the Provincial Internal Audit Office (PIAO) and Gov. Edgar Chatto Model Employees Program, and incentive-award-reward system.
The province has also initiated the Boholympics and HEAT IT Culture and Arts Caravan.
The Coastal Law Enforcement Councils (CLECs) have been reorganized by creating directly responsible clusters in every district.
The Chatto leadership has been cited for helping capacitate, thru disaster preparedness and quick emergency response and management trainings, even the barangays in the face of the global climate change and more threats of natural disasters.
The provincial government has tightened and expanded partnerships with national agencies, foreign or overseas development supporters, private sector, non-government organizations (NGOs), people’s organizations (Pos) and civil society organizations (CSOs).