SAN JUAN CITY – San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora stressed that corruption will never prosper in his administration, local reports said.
“Bawal ang kurapsyon sa ating adminstrasyon,” Zamora said during his oath-taking on Sunday. He also vowed to give residents a local government they can lean on and trust.
“It’s my responsibility to ensure every centavo was used correctly. I want to start on a clean note. The past administrations were all under one family, so it’s only now that we are gaining access to these papers,” he added.
Zamora, who ended the Estrada clan’s reign in San Juan City for nearly 50 years, expressed his excitement to work with his father, and Representative Ronny Zamora, noting the benefits of the father-son tandem in governing the city.
“Nasasabik [ako] na makatrabaho ang aking ama. Malaking bagay na magkakampi ang mayor at ang congressman. Hindi lamang magkakampi, mag-ama pa,” he added.
It can be recalled that Zamora scored a landslide victory after defeating his rival, former San Juan Vice Janella Estrada, in the May 13 midterm elections.
For the older Zamora, however, this would be his last term as the city’s lone district representative as he would retire from politics in three years.
“Siguradong magiging maayos ang aming samahan at tayong lahat ang makikinabang,” he said.