sisterhood contract with Parañaque
By ALICE E. NICART
BORONGAN CITY – In
its effort to patch up the insufficient funds for developmental
projects of the City of
Borongan, newly elected city Mayor Ma. Fe Abunda has began to move
heaven and earth to solicit the support of friends in far Metro
Recently, she was able
to win the hearts of the city officials of Parañaque city,
particularly Mayor Jun Bernabe’s, when they signed a covenant that
stipulates the sisterhood relationship of the two cities.
According to Ms. Cora
Basada, Secretary of Mayor Abunda, the sisterhood contract between the
two cities will be most beneficial for Borongan. Foremost, Parañaque
will be able to share the various strategies that they adopted which
helped them in solving their problems.
Basada said, that like
Borongan, Parañaque used to be cash strapped due to plenty of loans it
incurred and inherited from past administrators, but they were able to
slowly pay them.
Similarly, Borongan is
presently financially constraint due to the Internal Revenue Allotment
(IRA) which is pending because of the cityhood issue.
“That is why, Mayor
Abunda is frequenting Manila to ask for favors from friends, and Mano
Boy (Abunda) is of great help, because some of his friends are
extending us their assistance, Mayor Bernabe for one,” Basada added.
idea which Borongan can expect from this “sisterly” relation with
Parañaque is their waste management. Cora who personally gathered some
accounts noted how trashes and wastes can be turned into usable
materials, as in bags and decors. She said that some experts and
consultants in Paranaque are willing to transfer the knowledge and
technology to interested Boronganons through trainings.
She also reported that
Borongan can also be taught how to go about with some tourism
programs, which could entice local and foreign tourists.
To recall, Boy Abunda,
in one of his campaign trails to Borongan with Ms. Kris Aquino, took
pride when his friend endorsed in public the Borongan lechon.
It was Kris’ first
time to take a bite of the Borongan lechon and she announced publicly
that the Borongan lechon can be one tourist attraction to Borongan and
that she might pirate the lechon recipe. (PIA-Eastern Samar)