FROM CORPORATE TO PUBLIC SERVICE. San Remigio Mayor Margarito C. Mission, Jr. buckles down to work as he adjusts with his new work environment. He vowed to work for the betterment of his hometown. (PNA Photo by Annabel J. Petinglay)
SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique -- Newly-elected San Remigio town Mayor Margarito C. Mission Jr. has vowed to do his best to improve his hometown as he started dispatching his role and responsibilities.
Coming from a corporate world and holding public office for the first time, Mission said that he introduced changes since the very first day he assumed office on Monday.
“I hope all my first 100 days would be very successful,” he said in an interview on Wednesday.
At the flag-raising ceremony attended by 100 regular and 100 job order workers of San Remigio, he reminded the employees to abide by the Civil Service laws.
“I instructed some job hires to come early at 7 o’clock in the morning to clean the offices so that when the regular employees report to work they have a pleasant working area,” he said.
He said these job hires who arrive early are allowed to go home earlier at 4 o’clock in the afternoon.
Mission also recalled the vehicles owned by the municipal government for audit.
The mayor also plans to further develop the town’s natural tourism spots like putting up a pilgrimage site in Sitio Igbolo in Barangay Magdalena and in Barangay Aningalan, now known because of its strawberry farm, rafflesia, and vegetable production.
The mountainous town of San Remigio is known as the “Little Baguio of Antique” because of its cool climate and has become a popular tourist spot.
“It is really hard to be in public office but I will do everything for San Remigio,” he said.
Mission won by over 700 votes and made history after defeating the political stalwart in San Remigio -- the Cabigunda family, who led the town for more than 50 years. (PNA)